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The Republicans couldn’t make it any clearer which side of the divide they are on.

They favor the wealthiest top three percent of Americans, versus the rest of us.

Yesterday, all of the reporting was about House Minority Leader John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) revelation that he would be willing to give up extending tax cuts for those making over $250,000.00 a year.

Almost immediately, a chorus of other Republican lawmakers said that they plan to fight tooth and nail to keep their rich friends happy.

The Washington Monthly posted:

While Boehner didn’t personally walk back his on-air remarks from Sunday, the rest of the Republican leadership made clear his position was unacceptable. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) distanced himself from Boehner’s remarks, as did Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who questioned Boehner’s negotiating strategy during an interview with Sean Hannity.

It’s possible that this is starting to go sour for the party of “no”.

Politico reports:

Pollster Stan Greenberg, who will speak to the caucus, told POLITICO that a majority of independents, 53-38, support the Democrats’ tax position in his latest survey. And that taking a stand helps narrow the voter-preference gap between Democratic House candidates and Republicans, now leading on the generic ballot.

With news like this, you would think the Democrats would do the responsible thing and let the cuts expire — but they seem ready to give concessions to the GOP. Again.

On issue after issue, Republicans show they stand for big corporations and the wealthy, and care little for the poor and ever-diminishing middle class.

A real Democratic party would bring this truth to the forefront and run with it.

This isn’t that party.


September 14, 2010 - Posted by | Politics, Tax Debate | , , , , , , ,

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