Thursday, December 09, 2010

TPMDC: On Tax Cut Deal, "the fix is in."

Brian Beutler (TPMDC):
Democrats' unease with President Obama's tax cut compromise waned slightly yesterday -- particularly in the Senate, after members were briefed about the economic upsides to getting this package passed before the end of the year. But even as the legislation was being drafted -- in preparation for a Senate floor debate that could begin today -- Dems were hoping the framework could be tweaked a bit -- particularly the estate tax provision, which even sympathetic members regard as too-friendly to the children of the ├╝ber-rich.

That's not going to happen. MORE...

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