RE: Democrats for Tax Hikes
Posted by Rick Henderson at 10:03 AM
I would be remiss if I failed to mention two Carolina Journal Online Exclusives we published in July, when we asked North Carolina's candidates for Senate and U.S. House how they would handle the expiring tax cuts.
Of the Democratic incumbents, 7th District Rep. Mike McIntyre did not respond to our requests for comment, but as yesterday's post noted, McIntyre subsequently has stated he wants to extend all the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts.
To recap, in late July, Reps. G.K. Butterfield (1st), Bob Etheridge (2nd), Heath Shuler (11th), and Brad Miller (13th) also refused to respond to Carolina Journal's questions about the tax cuts.
Rep. David Price (4th) said, "Democrats have no intention of letting the 2001 tax cuts expire for the 97 percent of Americans making less than $250,000," suggesting he agrees with that approach.
Rep. Mel Watt (12th) voted against the tax cuts initially but his office would not say how he would prefer the expiring tax cuts to be handled.
Again, stay tuned.
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