Obama INSISTS on $76 Billion in tax credits for the 1% in fiscal cliff agreement
Didn’t the Republicans get blamed for the need for Zucotti Park? Wan’t Obama on the side of the 99% before he insisted that these tax credits for uber rich companies be a part of the law? Apparently Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, GE and Hollywood are NOT part of the 1%. I did not know that.
“The “fiscal cliff” legislation passed this week included $76 billion in special-interest tax credits for the likes of General Electric, Hollywood and even Captain Morgan. But these subsidies weren’t the fruit of eleventh-hour lobbying conducted on the cliff’s edge — they were crafted back in August in a Senate committee, and they sat dormant until the White House reportedly insisted on them this week….”
“A Republican Senate aide familiar with the cliff negotiations tells me the White House wanted permanent extensions of a whole slew of corporate tax credits. When Senate Republicans said no, “the White House insisted that the exact language” of the Baucus bill be included in the fiscal cliff deal. “They were absolutely insistent,” another aide tells me.”