Bernie Sanders is trying to put together an unusual coalition of liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans to defeat a tax package backed by President Obama that includes tax cuts for the wealthy.
Congressman Peter Welch discusses the issues the lame duck session of Congress will address. Plus, Senator Patrick Leahy discusses a new study from the Pentagon regarding the military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" Policy. And, we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
U.S. House voted today to extend the so called Bush
income tax cuts, but only for families with incomes under $250,000 a
year. Now, Congressman Peter Welch is urging Democratic leaders
to hold their ground and not give in to Republican demands that the tax cuts be
extended to the wealthy.
Peter Welch says he may find himself opposing President Obama over the so called Bush tax cuts. Obama is considering extending the cuts temporarily to everyone, but Welch says that’s a mistake.
Senator Bernie Sanders
wants to pay for a proposal to rebuild the country’s transportation and technological infrastructure by not extending income tax cuts to people
who make more than $200,000 a year.
Douglas is accusing House Democrats of trying to balance next year’s
by raising taxes on Vermont’s business community, while Democrats say the governor is backing
that would devastate human service programs.