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Taxes Tue Dec 07 2010

Jackson Jr.: President Should Oppose Tax Cut Compromise

Some liberals are unhappy with the deal President Obama cut the GOP on the Bush tax cuts. Today, in a press release, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-02) showed that he is one of those disgruntled Democrats:

"I respect President Obama and understand the difficult position he is in. However, Democrats must oppose this tax cut compromise or risk being in a permanent minority. We'll keep getting 'shellacked.' We must stick to our core principles and fight Republican efforts to enrich the rich. Apparently they were only serious about cutting the deficit when it was on the backs of the unemployed and children who need food stamps. We capitulated too much in the majority, and now we're capitulating as if we're already in the minority. We're acting like inexperienced poker players who fold with a winning hand."

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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