Tax Cut Compromise Retreats to Adding Brackets

By: Tuesday November 9, 2010 9:08 am

There’s a great argument for having more brackets anyway, one that Democrats could win in the court of public opinion if they cared about those things. Right now, there’s enough of an aspirational class that calling people who make over $250,000 a year “rich” (which they are) confuses those who want to get to that point and are wondering why they’re being demonized. But adding in a millionaire’s bracket, or even further up the scale, would isolate the mega-rich from the merely rich, and would make completely clear who Republicans are working for.

 

Sheila Jackson Lee Will Oppose Health Care Bill with Triggers or Opt-Outs*

By: Monday November 16, 2009 7:15 pm

Activists from Firedoglake, CREDO, and Democracy for America have placed hundreds of calls to progressive Members of Congress to organize opposition to a final health care bill that has triggers to delay a public option, or that allows states to opt their citizens out of choosing the public health insurance option. Reps. Raul Grijalva and Michael Capuano both committed to opposing such a bill last week.
Can you call progressive Members of Congress and find out where they stand on triggers and opt-outs? Click here to get their numbers and report your calls.

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