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How The New York Times Misrepresented Chuck Schumer On Taxes
11-11-2012, 09:12 AM
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How The New York Times Misrepresented Chuck Schumer On Taxes
How The New York Times Misrepresented Chuck Schumer On Taxes
By Travis Waldron on Nov 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

<..> The New York Times, however, reported today that Schumer had indicated a willingness to consider a tax plan that keeps the top tax rate at 35 percent, the point it reached after the Bush tax cuts:

Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, extended an olive branch to Republicans, suggesting Thursday that he could accept a tax plan that leaves the top tax rate at 35 percent, provided that loophole closings would hit the rich, not the middle class. He previously had said that he would accept nothing short of a return to the top tax rate of Bill Clinton’s presidency, 39.6 percent. “If you kept them at 35, it’s still much harder to do,” Mr. Schumer said, “but obviously there is push and pull, and there are going to be compromises.”

<..> Schumer’s full quote, however, doesn’t seem to make that same suggestion. After Schumer told reporters that it was “counter-intuitive” to think substantial revenue could be raised by lowering tax rates, as Republicans have suggested, he was asked about maintaining current rates. Though he conceded that there may be compromise, he didn’t indicate that he would accept such a deal and restated his belief that the election was a clear mandate for raising the high-income rate to Clinton-era levels:

SCHUMER: Well, you know, if you kept them at 35, it’s still much harder to do, but obviously there’s push and pull and there’s going to be compromises. The President’s view, my view, the overwhelming view that we ran on and succeeded on-that exit polls show the American people agreed with us on is let the rate go to 39.6 for the highest-end people.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/11...-on-taxes/

What would it take to get honest reporters? The constant spin is annoying and wrong.....maybe they could just shut up and report the results after the fact.

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11-11-2012, 09:17 AM
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Perry Bacon Jr. ‏@perrybaconjr
this is big @ByronYork Bill Kristol on Fox News. 'You know what? It won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires."

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11-11-2012, 12:27 PM
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Is this the ivory tower class setting up the "they're going to cave" meme? I haven't read enough of the author to know his agenda, but it sounds like classic NYTimes lefties and their too pure to be Democrats reporting. Misreport what Democrats are doing, build up a wild ranting crowd of lefties, create such hysteria that the DC Dems have no support at all, and then blame someone else when more compromises are made than were necessary if they had just helped or even shut up altogether.
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