Democrats Should Want This Tax Cut Debate

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This will be a tough election, but fortunately, the unfolding tax issue can work strongly to help Democrats and define the choice in the election.  This is a case where Democrats are strongly aligned with public thinking and priorities.  Only 38 percent favor extending the Bush tax cuts for those over $250,000 – the official position of Republican leaders and candidates.  Clearly messaging around this choice – with Democrats voting for middle class tax cuts, while starting to address the deficit and protecting Social Security, contrasted with Republican candidates who still believe trickle down economics and worsen the deficit.


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