Senator Tom Harkin: No Deal Is Better Than This Very Bad Deal + US Goes Over Fiscal Cliff

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By Kay Steiger
Raw Story
Dec. 31, 2012

We need to get this to the Fiscal Cliff! What could go wrong?

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[…] “Well I just think that’s grossly unfair. Grossly unfair,” Harkin continued. He pointed out that those who make $250,000 or more a year are the top 2 percent of income earners in America. By moving the tax cuts to $400,000, Harkin said, it sends a message that earners who make that much are “middle class.”

“Have we forgotten that average income earners in America are making $25, $30, $40, $50, or $60,000 a year? That’s the real middle class in America,” Harkin pointed out. “And they’re the ones that are getting hammered right now. They’re getting hammered with housing costs, rental, heating bills, kids going to school. They have no retirement. Now we’re talking about raising the retirement age on people who work hard every day?” […]

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