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Tax cuts’ effect on region debated

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The national debate over the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts has become an issue of contention locally, with U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, and U.S. Rep.-elect Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, disagreeing on the threshold for future tax rates. A compromise that would have extended the tax cuts, poised to expire at the end of the month, was rejected by Democrats in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The main area of disagreement is the extension ...


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fjcjr
December 10, 2010
9:12 a.m.

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“We should not revisit the failed policies of the past,”

This quote from Paul Tonko comes directly from the Democrat talking points. I think he and other Democrats should be more concerned with their failed policies of the present.

MDogsMom
December 10, 2010
3:49 p.m.

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Heaven forbid Tonko work with the Republicans. I'm not Obama's greatest fan, but, at least he worked with the Republicans to find a compromise. Tonko won't do anything his immediate supervisor, in this case Nancy Pelosi, finds remotely bad.

dlombardo
December 10, 2010
4:42 p.m.

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Just wondering, do the people who commented support extending the tax rates for income earned past $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 or do your issues with Tonko stem solely from his unwillingness to compromise?
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