Senate Democrats up ante with tax on rich in jobs bill

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October 6, 2011
Winston-Salem Journal    
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"Struggling to deliver the big jobs package proposed by President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats are using the issue to force Republican senators to vote on tax increases for millionaires, picking up on a White House theme that the nation's wealthiest Americans aren't paying their fair share. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Wednesday he is changing Obama's jobs package to add a 5.6 percent tax on income above $1 million, a proposal that is sure to be blocked by Republicans." (10/06/11)

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