Get your popcorn ready

For the upcoming showdown on tax increases for the weathly. Who knew folks making over $250,000 were millionaires? Must be new math.

In focus; the Senate. Mitch McConnell has 41 Republicans committed to extend the Bush tax cuts. Five Senate Democrats are on board. Add those five to 41 and we’ve got 46, with 54 Senate liberals either for tax increase or remaining silent.

Wisconsin’s Russ Feingold, another three-termer who has spent his entire adult life in politics, could also be making a career decision if he votes to raise taxes.

It’s going to be fascinating to see how these Democrats respond. On the one hand, they can vote to help the economy and their careers. On the other, they face the ideological demands of their President and union supporters whose priority is to stick it to “the rich” and spread the wealth. Voters will be watching.

Indeed.

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Totally unrelated update

VDH has a nice article over at NRO on Barack Spread-the-Wealth-Around Obama. Regarding the “exemptions” of progressives (like Obama) “equality of result” world view:

Our progressive elites are educated almost as gods. They are prepped to bring about change for less astute and sensitive others. To the degree they are accorded and enjoy privilege, it is simply a necessary means to an end — better homes, transportation, leisure, and material appurtenances are not matters of enjoyment, but are the needed tools to more efficiently enact social change. A tax-avoided $7 million Kerry yacht allows the anointed senator the necessary recharging to repeal the pernicious Bush tax cuts that “those” over $250,000 enjoy at the expense of others. The restorative sanctuary of a John Edwards or Al Gore mansion is integral to obtaining social justice or a greener future for the less privileged.

All pigs are equal, but some pigs are more equal than others.

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