March 6, 2008

60 IN '08:

House Democrats Want Tax Hike to Offset AMT Loss (Lori Montgomery, 3/06/08, Washington Post)

House Democrats want to use a parliamentary maneuver to push a $70 billion tax increase through a reluctant Senate, a move intended to spare millions of taxpayers from an unpopular tax without driving up the deficit. [...]

Senate Republicans and White House officials assailed the newest proposal. "The administration does not believe the appropriate way to protect 22 million additional taxpayers from [the AMT] is to impose a tax increase on other taxpayers," said Christin Baker, a spokeswoman for the White House budget office. Sen. Judd Gregg (N.H.), the senior Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, accused House leaders of "doing the Senate's dirty work."


Let them send it to W and then have him blow it up on the White House lawn, like Bill Murray taking on a gopher.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 6, 2008 9:36 AM
Comments

And we thought Charlie Rangel had this one in the bag.

Posted by: ratbert at March 6, 2008 2:53 PM
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