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Republicans Defend Continued Tax Breaks For Millionaires (VIDEO)

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"On the question of the wealthy, it has to get back to economic activity and economic growth and who, as well, pays those taxes, and that is, of course, small business owners, the preponderance of whom file individual tax returns," she told reporters today. "So it does effect them."

Now, Snowe is up for re-election in 2012, and a great deal of speculation has centered on the possibility that she'll face a primary challenge from the right. But she also signaled an openness to work with Democrats on a compromise that most Republicans are rejecting.

In any case, if it was Schumer's goal to get Republicans on the record defending tax breaks for millionaires, he got his way.

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