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  •  Tauzin wasn't a Dem (6+ / 0-)

    at that time ... he turned Republican in 1995:

    However, on August 8, 1995 Tauzin himself became a Republican, claiming that conservatives were no longer welcome in the Democratic Party. He soon became a Deputy majority whip, becoming the first Congressman to have been part of the leadership of both parties in the House. Regardless of party, Tauzin remained popular at home. After 1980, he was reelected 12 more times without major-party opposition; the first nine of those completely unopposed.
    From Wikipedia.

    How is taking a hundred dollars worth of food from hungry kids or from old poor sick people equal to taking a hundred dollars from billionaires? -- howabout, 19 Dec 2012

    by billlaurelMD on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 10:21:50 AM PDT

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