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  •  It's really about the politicians' own (0+ / 0-)

    wealth.  The ones who have by most standards significant assets - several to low double digit millions - and who still count their money.  These are the ones who benefit not just from lower income tax, but from lower taxes on interest/dividend income and capital gains.  Of course the billionaires benefit too and to a  greater amount, but at that level it's likely many are not really affected materially.  After all, what's the difference between making $5 billion or $5.5 billion.  It's all about the self interest of the people voting on the legislation (which also includes the campaign donations they get from Wall Street).

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 08:25:52 AM PDT

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