Menendez: Temporary Extension Of Bush Tax Cuts Possible

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Appearing with his Republican counterpart this morning on ABC’s this week, DSCC chairman Robert Menendez floated the idea of temporarily extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

“I certainly believe that there may be some opportunity for a temporary approval of some of these cuts, Menendez said. “We well not support…a permanent extension, four trillion dollars.”

Congress will have to address the expiring Bush tax cuts during the coming lame-duck session or else all of them will lapse, including on the middle class.

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