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Sen. Franken argues against tax cuts for millionaires

Amid rancorous discussion around nearing deadlines for Bush-era tax cuts and lapsing unemployment insurance, Minnesota’s Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., makes a case for people struggling in the holiday season. It’s a lengthy speech with lots of number crunching, but worth a watch.

The segment about small business was particularly interesting (starting around 10:00). Are the Koch brothers really considered a small business?

As neither party wants to play the part of Scrooge, it’s looking likely that some sort of deal will be hammered out before Christmas.

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Hénock Gugsa on 12/07/2010 - 12:44 am.

    [They have eyes, yet they do not see!]
    [They have ears, yet they do not hear!]
    [They have hearts, yet they do not feel!]

    You have addressed what needs to be addressed.

    Thank you, Senator Franken!

  2. Submitted by Eric Myers on 12/07/2010 - 11:56 am.

    Senator Franken asks “What are we doing here?”

    “Give a man a fish and it feeds him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

    I would submit under the current compromise. Democrats are giving the man a fish (UI). The GOP is teaching the man to fish (utilizing Fiscal Policy help spur job creation).

  3. Submitted by Hénock Gugsa on 12/07/2010 - 02:43 pm.

    @#2- “The GOP is teaching the man to fish …”

    I wonder if you realize that making tax breaks permanent for the un-needy and super-rich is tantamount to feeding them fish forever also.

    Oh I beg your pardon, you said, “…the man.” I was thinking of that saying about the poor and needy man whom we refer to as “a man.”

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