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Archive for May 30th, 2012

End Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 30th, 2012 11:09 pm by HL

End Tax Breaks for the Wealthy
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, USA Today
America's middle class — families, workers and small businesses — deserves economic stability and certainty. That is why Democrats have called on House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to set an immediate vote on extension of the middle-income tax cuts. Our economic growth requires that we act now.Our nation's entrepreneurial spirit depends on a thriving middle class. These tax cuts strengthen the economy by putting money into the pockets of consumers and supporting small businesses, the engines of our recovery and job creation.

Mitt Clinches Nomination, Sharpens Attack on Obama
Erin McPike, RCP
Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night with a primary win in Texas, putting an official end to the GOP race on the very same day he sharpened his general election message against President Obama.Just after 9 p.m. Eastern time, Romney offered this statement via his official Twitter account: “#1144. Thank You. Whatever challenges lie ahead, we will settle for nothing less than getting America back on the path to prosperity.”Despite surpassing the 1,144 delegate threshold, it was just a token evening for the presumptive nominee — lacking the drama of…

The Massachusetts Assault Is Coming
Steve Kornacki, Salon
Get ready to hear a lot about Massachusetts in the days and weeks ahead. It’s the next component of Mitt Romney’s resume that the Obama campaign plans to focus its attacks on, as ABC News reports:Team Obama will point to Romney’s rhetoric on job creation, size of government, education, deficits and taxes during the 2002 gubernatorial campaign and draw parallels with his presidential stump speeches of 2012. The goal is to illustrate that Romney has made the same promises before with unimpressive results, officials say.