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HR Clinton’s attack on Democrat Congress

Hillary Clinton’s Attack on the Democratic Congress

Fri May 02, 2008 at 01:38:13 PM PDT

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that it has come to this, but it’s still a rather stunning development.

By introducing her idiotic gas tax cut idea as a Senate bill she is forcing her fellow Congressional Democrats to have to on record about whether they support this stupid concept or not. This is not helpful to the efforts to expand our Congressional majorities this November, and by introducing this as a bill, Hillary may have given a huge opening for Republicans.

eugene’s diary

Earlier today at Calitics I explained how Hillary’s gas tax cut proposal runs the risk of undercutting our efforts here in California to push through tax increases to close our massive budget deficit and avoid catastrophic public schools and health care cuts. By giving cover to the Republican notion that tax cuts are the only solution to our environmental, energy, and economic crises, she is going to make it much more difficult for Democrats to sell tax hikes to the public.

That was bad enough. But now she has gone and thrown this into the Congress. The effect is going to be to force members of Congress to have to speak out on the matter. Most Democrats agree with Pelosi that the proposal is stupid (quote is from the WSJ):

Link to Daily Kos story


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