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Win with Taxes?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 By Keith Olbermann, Truthout | Video
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Why is it that the Democratic Party faithful storming GOP town halls come up with better talking points for the tax debate than their own leaders?

Raising taxes on the rich – or, better said, making them pay what they paid before George W. Bush – is actually a popular notion according to polls, even among Republicans.

But too many Democrats in Washington fear “class warfare” attacks and are themselves so beholden to big money that they cannot muster the winning words that town hall protesters put together.

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Win with Taxes?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 By Keith Olbermann, Truthout | Video
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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Why is it that the Democratic Party faithful storming GOP town halls come up with better talking points for the tax debate than their own leaders?

Raising taxes on the rich – or, better said, making them pay what they paid before George W. Bush – is actually a popular notion according to polls, even among Republicans.

But too many Democrats in Washington fear “class warfare” attacks and are themselves so beholden to big money that they cannot muster the winning words that town hall protesters put together.