Not All Dems in Congress Hate Tax Cuts Deal

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Senate is scheduled to vote on President Obama's tax cuts bill today, most people are confident it will pass. The real battle will then come as the bill heads to the House, where many Democrats have staked out a clear position against the deal.  Some House Democrats support the bill, however, including Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), who represents the 28th District of Texas. He shares with us his reasons for supporting the bill, and what he thinks is the likelihood of it passing.

Guests:

Congressman Henry Cuellar

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [3]

Lety Villarreal

Congressman Cuellar, as one of your constituents I am vehemently opposed to your stance on this bill. No tax 'cut' for the wealthy. That's partially the reason we are in this mess! I understand that unemployment benefits are important- but to vote on something that has been crippling us for over 10 years is unacceptable!! Please reconsider this position.

Dec. 13 2010 04:20 PM
steve from illinois

what adds to the deficit is spending !!!!!! whats hard not to understand that !! you must love it when government takes more than they take in and the take in is jobs not demonizing the rich... stop spending !!!!!

Dec. 13 2010 03:34 PM
Peg from Upstate

On today's show, Texas Congressman Cuellar claimed that he had heard no opposition to his deficit creating stance on the upcoming tax bill. Well, I just tried to email him to tell him that I disagree - but his Congressional website will (cowardly) only accept comments from his own constituents. So Congressman, I am voicing my opposition to your position here.

This tax bill will only add to our ballooning deficit. It will not help the truly poor and the long-term unemployed. This type of "solution" to our problems only proves to the rest of the world that Americans are frightfully selfish and stupid. Our foreign debt holders must be salivating over the Prime US properties and resources they will be claiming soon.

Dec. 13 2010 07:54 AM

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