Wait. Nearly 70% of liberal Democrats support the president’s tax deal with the Republicans? Can anyone find one of them in nature? I haven’t seen or read anything from any liberal that is supportive of the deal beyond the most grudging acknowledgment that the deal is better than expected. Permanently low marginal tax rates on the rich means we get to pay for the operation of the government with debt and Social Security surplus money that won’t be paid back. And gutting the Estate Tax doesn’t mean smaller government, it means a more indebted government and a more stratified society. No, I do not believe that 70% of liberals support the deal. They may support the president, but not this deal.
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Martin Longman is the web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is also the founder of Booman Tribune and Progress Pond. Before joining the Monthly, Martin was a county coordinator for ACORN/Project Vote and a political consultant. He has a degree in philosophy from Western Michigan University.
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