Giannoulias Launches Website Opposing Extending Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthiest Americans


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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