"Republican colleagues have told [Sen. Harry Reid] privately that they could support raising taxes on the wealthy."

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Harry Reid is feeling friskier these days, if this article from The Hill is any indication. He just can't quit the idea of a millionaire surtax, and for that I am grateful.

He's chosen four Dem representatives for the Big Talks:  Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (Mont.), Sen. Ben Cardin (Md.), Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.) and Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (Pa.). Mitch McConnell will pick three of his own tools stooges human talking points people to represent his conference.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Friday named four Senate Democrats to negotiate a full-year extension of the payroll tax holiday and said a surtax on millionaires is back on the table in the discussions. [...]

Reid said several Senate Republican colleagues have told him privately that they could support raising taxes on the wealthy to defray the budget impact.

Yeah, sure, great, but will the consistently weak Democrats finally play hardball?

The quick move by Reid to float the millionaire tax suggests Democrats are prepared to play hardball with the GOP in the next round of talks on the payroll package. 

Well alrighty then.

Without added revenue, it's right back to cutting vital programs, or as the GOP likes to call it, shrinking the government. Let's hope that this time around, the Democrats stick to their guns and restore what little shreds of faith we still have in them.

And by little shreds I mean none.

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  • Annmaria

    By little shreds we mean none - exactly. Why do we vote in Democrats who won't stand up for anything ? Let's kill poor Irish babies and eat them - well we need to compromise with the GOP , maybe we could just kill them and not eat them ...

    There has to be a point where Dems say - enough!

  • http://borasky-research.net/about-data-journalism-developer-studio-pricing-survey/ M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

    Thanks! I'm still hacking on my blog post about Congress. President Obama really looked worn down in the presser, and there are plenty of battles yet to come - the pipeline, social security, Medicare / Medicaid, immigration, and of course an election. Oh, yeah, writing the Dodd-Frank regulations and defending the health care act in court. Did I mention there's an election? ;-)