Democrats try a new tactic on taxes — hardball
WASHINGTON (MCT) — As congressional Democrats prepare to vote this week on President Barack Obama’s proposal to raise tax rates for wealthier Americans, the strategy is a turnaround from two years ago.
In 2010, Democrats never would have dared to do this. Faced with expiring tax breaks from the George W. Bush administration, the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill appeared so nervous about the pending midterm election that they postponed action on the tax issue until after November.
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