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Lieberman Organizing Against Obama On Bush Tax Cuts


The statement comes just as Democratic leaders coalesce around a legislative game plan to pass Obama's proposal.

Now, this doesn't represent a change of position for Lieberman. He's been arguing that the top-bracket tax rates should be extended for another two years since the debate heated up. And, for that matter, he's also insisted that he won't stand in the way by joining a GOP filibuster if Harry Reid tries to extend the tax rates for the lower brackets alone.

But it looks like he wasn't kidding when "[I'll do] everything I can to make sure Congress extends the so-called Bush tax cuts for another year and takes action to prevent the estate tax from rising back to where it was."

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