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  •  No, he voted against it (1+ / 0-)
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    otto

    because it does not cover legal immigrant children.

    Kucinich would actually support the manner of funding. Did you see the debate the other day where he called for a ban on smoking in public places?

    •  I wasn't thinking about smoking (1+ / 0-)
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      echatwa

      I was thinking of it as regressive taxation which falls disproportionately on poor people.

      There are a lot of progressives who are against the tax which funds it.

      Your Mom buys your bling

      by otto on Wed Oct 03, 2007 at 07:03:20 PM PDT

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      •  I'm against the tax too (1+ / 0-)
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        otto

        but I don't know of many progressives who would oppose the entire program just because of the system of taxation.

        Anyway, Kucinich voted against it because of its lack of coverage of immigrant children. He posted his statement about that on his website.

        •  The Thing Is.... (0+ / 0-)

          ....if we can't muster up the political will to fund this program with a progressive tax, when will we ever be able to?  If we don't take a stand against ever-more-regressive tax policy now, we'll never be able to.

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