Sen. Lindsey Graham ready for big changes on a national level

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., fields questions at Hilton Head's "State of the Region" luncheon. (WTGS/Ian Dembling)

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WTGS) - Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is ready for big changes on a national level. He spoke at the "State of the Region" luncheon on Hilton Head Island Wednesday.

Graham touched on a variety of national issues, including health care and cutting corporate tax rates.

The senator says cutting tax rates from 35 to 20 percent for working-class Americans will help grow more jobs.

He also says he's trying to fix the country, which currently has the second-highest corporate tax rate in the world.

"Most Americans do care about their income and the security of their family. So, I told the president we got to deliver on taxes and health care reform. And if we fail as a party, we're dead," he said.

Graham says his alternative to Obamacare gives more power to the states.

He says passing Graham-Cassidy will bring 40 percent more money to South Carolina. He says it also gives those with health care provider issues the chance to fix them by complaining to their governor or state representative.

"And they will listen to you because they're in charge and they need your vote. Under Obamacare, I don't know who you complain to," he said.

The Graham-Cassidy bill is likely to go to a vote by next spring.

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