Turning Up The Heat A Tiny Bit

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

This is no great shakes, which I will point out in an upcoming post. But, ok, it’s better than nothing.

Here and there, we’re reading about union pressure to not cave to Republicans. It’s a modest amount of heat so far but welcome anyway:

When President Barack Obama meets with labor leaders Tuesday about looming tax and spending decisions, he will confront a liberal wing of his party energized by last week’s election and dug in against making deals with Republicans.

These groups held more than 100 events last week to trumpet their success at the polls and remind voters that many Democratic candidates pledged during the campaign to push for higher taxes on upper-income earners and oppose cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits.

…A number of labor-backed Democrats have said the White House should consider letting all the Bush-era tax cuts expire if Republicans won’t agree to a sizable increase in tax revenue during the “lame duck” session of Congress between the election and year-end.

I’ll be back soon with a longer look at this.

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