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  •  Schumer's pre-emptively surrendering on top (3+ / 0-)

    marginal rates:

    Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, extended an olive branch to Republicans, suggesting Thursday that he could accept a tax plan that leaves the top tax rate at 35 percent, provided that loophole closings would hit the rich, not the middle class. He previously had said that he would accept nothing short of a return to the top tax rate of Bill Clinton’s presidency, 39.6 percent.

    “If you kept them at 35, it’s still much harder to do,” Mr. Schumer said, “but obviously there is push and pull, and there are going to be compromises

    The hostage-takers won in 2010, they won in 2011, and they will win now.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:27:36 AM PST

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