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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 07:43 PM
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Dem Senator Invokes Cheney in Feud Over Taxes
Source: NYT Caucus

As the Senate moved toward approving a $3.5 billion budget plan, Senator Kent Conrad, Democrat of North Dakota and chairman of the Budget Committee, moved aggressively on Wednesday to counter Republican complaints that tax increases aimed at Americans earning more than $250,000 a year would severely hurt small business owners.

To prove the Democrats point that only minute portion of actual small business owners would face a tax increase under the budget plan Mr. Conrad displayed a poster on the Senate floor featuring a large photograph of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Mr. Cheney, who has been vocally critical of the Obama administration, would qualify as a small business owner under the Republicans definition, Mr. Conrad said, even though only about $180,000 of Mr. Cheneys more than $3 million in income in 2007 came from small business interests.

Read more: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/senator-i... /




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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 07:46 PM
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1. HA!. . Good for Conrad. . . ..n/t
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 07:50 PM
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2. Nice! Not quite as attractive a mascot as Joe the Plumber. n/t
:rofl:

:dem:

-Laelth
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