“The GOP’s tax bill would severely curtail its own administration’s plan to solve the country’s $49 billion backlog of public housing repairs. That estimate doesn’t include repairs related to damage from the recent hurricanes — repairs that could also face serious slowdowns if the House GOP’s plan passes.” MORE
“WASHINGTON ― The White House and congressional Republicans have sought to portray their tax plan as primarily a middle-class tax cut. But lately, some of them have been admitting that big money political donors and wealthy CEOs, two groups that overlap heavily, are the ones who care about it the most.” MORE
“We must — we have no choice — we must lower our taxes. And your senator, Claire McCaskill, she must do this for you, and if she doesn’t do it for you, you have to vote her out of office,” Trump said to loud applause and whistling from the audience. “She’s got to make that commitment. She’s got to make that commitment. If she doesn’t do it — we just can’t do this anymore with the obstruction and the obstructionists.” MORE
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No Austerity for America!
“House Speaker John Boehner made a direct request to President Obama, asking that further fiscal
cliff curb negotiations be limited to just the two of them, and his wish has been granted. Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi won’t be in the room as Boehner and Obama work out their deal.” [Daily KOS]