Extending tax cuts: rhetoric meets reality.
The basic situation? The Democratic party is facing a dilemma of more or less its own doing with the looming end of Bush-era tax cuts. The party generally ran on a program of repealing them for the ‘rich,’ which was rhetorically useful (if not fiscally so); and some Democratic legislators are beginning to worry about the political effects of that. The problem – which the | Read More »
US Chamber of Commerce getting into the game.
Say hello to the US Chamber of Commerce. Or don’t; they’re coming to sit down at the table any which way. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is building a large-scale grass-roots political operation that has begun to rival those of the major political parties, funded by record-setting amounts of money raised from corporations and wealthy individuals. [snip] The new grass-roots program, the brainchild of chamber | Read More »