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East Texas Congressmen don't like Senate economic rescue plan, either

East Texas Congressmen Louie Gohmert and Jeb Hensarling don't feel enough has changed in the economic rescue bill for the Senate to approve it.

Congressman Gohmert spoke with us this afternoon. He says it's still the same package he was against before, and that it gives the Secretary of Treasury, Henry Paulson, too much power and control.

"They've added things to try and buy votes. So things like the alt minimum tax fix that some of us have been pushing for for the last 2 or 3 years, trying to fix that. And now they're saying hey you Republicans, you conservatives that are offended by us taking this socialist act, how about if we give you a tax break? That's called bribery," said Congressman Louie Gohmert.

Congressman Hensarling says the Senate bill still represents a bailout instead of a workout.

Courtney Lane, reporting. clane@kltv.com  

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