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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 05:00 AM

 

Oh just fuck 'em.

Embattled Dems diverge From Obama on taxes


President Barack Obama’s renewed push to raise taxes on people who make more than $250,000 is facing some strong head winds: Democrats running for Congress in 2012.

Several Democrats in critical House and Senate races say they prefer raising taxes on people who make more than $1 million, the latest example of how the president and vulnerable Democrats are mounting diverging campaigns just four months from Election Day.


Democratic Florida Sen. Bill Nelson’s “favored” position is to permanently extend the Bush-era tax cuts for those making less than $1 million, according to his office. Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, the North Dakota Senate candidate, also wants to extend the tax cuts for those making less than $1 million. Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, who’s running again in his home state, “believes the $250,000 limit is too low but is evaluating how specific proposals would affect the budget,” his campaign spokesman said.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said Monday she is “open” to extending all the tax cuts for those who earn up to $1 million if it’s part of a comprehensive deal to rein in the deficit. Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) supports extending tax relief for those families earning up to $1 million, though she said she’s also “open” to all middle-class tax relief and backs the president’s latest call.

Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, prefers a $500,000 threshold. Democratic Rep. Kathy Hochul, a top GOP target in her upstate New York House race, wrote to House and Senate leaders on Monday asking for a prompt vote to permanently extend tax rates for the middle class, noting that she, like Kaine, believed it should be set at $500,000.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78315.html#ixzz20CwLNfHr

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Reply Oh just fuck 'em. (Original post)
cali Jul 2012 OP
NNN0LHI Jul 2012 #1
kentuck Jul 2012 #5
DCKit Jul 2012 #10
Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #2
HughBeaumont Jul 2012 #3
kentuck Jul 2012 #4
demwing Jul 2012 #7
Scootaloo Jul 2012 #6
marmar Jul 2012 #8
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2012 #9
kctim Jul 2012 #11

Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 05:11 AM

1. This Democrat thinks the threshold should be a hundred grand not 250

And raise the FICA cap too.

Don

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Response to NNN0LHI (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:06 AM

5. That makes too much sense.

It seems that all the millionaires in Congress are looking out for #1...?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:33 AM

10. You got that right.... look who's complaining. nt

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 05:50 AM

2. Hey "my" rep finally got into print. Of course it was because of her usual and very Democratic

 

position of no millionaire left behind, but she got her name out there.

"God, how I hate these people." - Mike Malloy

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 05:59 AM

3. Milquetoast DLC bastards. My GOD.

Get on the same PAGE, people.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:03 AM

4. All losers...


Kerrey may still have a chance.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:34 AM

7. Kerrey is getting stomped

 

18 points down in the last poll.

McCaskill and Berkley are down as well.

Your Losers (Heitkamp, Kaine, Nelson, and Hochul) are all tied/up.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/2012_elections_senate_map.html
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/09/974477/-NY-26-Dem-Kathy-Hochul-in-the-lead-in-new-DK-SEIU-poll

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:06 AM

6. Clue for the democrats!

 

If people want Republican positions, they will vote for Republicans. ALWAYS. Not some jumped-up halfassed attempt to look like a Republican.

All going "Republican Lite" does is cost you DEMOCRATIC voters, you schmucks.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:35 AM

8. The usual suspects.

nt

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 08:06 AM

9. I don't get it. If they're going to lose anyway, then why not lose on principle?

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:50 AM

11. Not surprised to see McCaskill on that list at all

 

Her vote for the ACA doomed her. She's in damage control mode now.

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