GOP To Fight For Tax Cuts For The Wealthy, Including Blocking Tax Cuts For 95% Of Americans
Not a shocking headline obviously. But I like the Dem political plan on the issue as reported by the NYTimes:
Negotiations are expected to start in the Senate, where it is hardest for Democrats to advance legislation because of Republican filibusters. But some Democrats say a fallback plan would be to have their larger majority in the House approve a continuation of the lower rates just for the middle class right before the election, almost daring Republicans to oppose them.
In that case, Democrats say, Republicans who opposed the bill would be blocking a tax cut for more than 95 percent of Americans to defend tax cuts for a relatively few wealthy households. [. . .] In the weekly Republican radio address on Saturday, Representative Mike Pence of Indiana promised an all-out push to extend the tax cuts [to the wealthy.] “House Republicans will oppose this tax increase with everything we’ve got,” he said.
(Emphasis supplied.) The Dems seem to have the politics AND the policy right on this one. We'll see.
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