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Attention Gerry Connolly!

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Attention Gerry Connolly, and any other Democrat who thinks it’s a smart idea to extend the Bush tax cuts for people making over $250,000 a year, even as the national debt piles up.

A majority of Americans favor letting the tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration expire for the wealthy. While 37% support keeping the tax cuts for all Americans, 44% want them extended only for those making less than $250,000 and 15% think they should expire for all taxpayers.

That’s right, not only were the Bush tax cuts a horrible idea in the first place (which, in fairness, Connolly seems to acknowledge), and not only were they designed to expire at the end of 2010 (it was the Republicans, by the way, who designed the legislation that way), but only 37% of Americans want to “keep the tax cuts in place for all taxpayers.” Is this a no-brainer or what?

  • VADEM

    we all know Gerry et al have to keep their rich donors happy.

  • aimeefausser

    and either position is a dangerous move for Gerry Connolly–I’ve heard some people argue that extending the Bush tax cuts is a smart play in the 11th. On the flip side, and more along the lines of what I think, some people are going to be upset either way, and taking the side that most Americans are against seems to be a poor way to get re-elected in what still can be a fairly red district.

  • VADEM

    will be the usual big compromise. Extend the tax cuts for the middle class forever BUT also keep the tax cuts for the rich for a few more years.

    The dems will fold like a cheap tent.

    Of course this will piss off the base even more and thus a low turnout in Nov. And then we get to be ruled by the insane people.