Hi folks. The House Republican leadership scurried up to the Rules Committee hearing room for an EMERGENCY meeting they convened with 5 minutes notice. Literally.
Wonder where the fire was? Well the topic Republicans chose for EMERGENCY consideration … H.R. 5638, the Republican Estate Tax Relief bill, designed to further reduce the estate-tax after the year 2011. Yes, estate-tax reduction, which would benefit less than 1% of the population, was more important to this Republican Leadership than passing a minimum wage increase, extending the voting rights act, or having a real, substantive debate on the war in Iraq.</i>
Continue reading Republicans Considering EMERGENCY Tax Cut for Billionaires from Rep. Louise Slaughter.