Giannoulias Launches Website Opposing Extending Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthiest Americans

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Illinois Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias (D) is coming out strongly against extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, launching a website today dedicated to opposing them, Greg Sargent reports.As Sargent points out, several Democratic candidates favor keeping all the tax cuts. But not Giannoulias. The new site argues:

Congress is debating whether to doll out another $700 billion in tax breaks for the wealthiest 2% of Americans. Instead of paying down the debt, creating jobs or investing in our education system, this money would simply line the pockets of a select few

Giannoulias campaign did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The TPM Poll Average for this race shows Republican Mark Kirk leading Giannoulias 41.3%-40.0%.

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