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The Public-Relations
Advantage of ‘Plan B’

National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/18/2012 8:01:03 PM

House speaker John Boehner today, in proposing his “Plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff, proposed raising tax rates on America’s millionaires. It’s perhaps no accident that this is a proposal Democrats themselves put forward almost exactly two years ago, when New York senator Chuck Schumer introduced a bill on the Senate floor that was quickly dubbed the “millionaires’ tax.” The New York Times reported at the time that Schumer and his colleagues settled on such a tax in part for its public-relations value: The issue, said the Times, could be used as a “political bludgeon” against Republicans

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/19/2012 6:26:07 AM     (No. 9073763)

Maybe Obama´s taxing the rich was posturing all along.Why would his big donors vote themselves a big tax increase when they hate paying taxes to begin with? This is simple class warfare to gin up hate on republicans who low information voters think have all the money.

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