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Nesse Joins ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Protest

Anne Nesse, former Democratic candidate for Senate District 4 (Coeur d'Alene), has sent Huckleberries a copy of a letter she plans to deliver to U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo's office, 610 Hubbard St., today. Her action is part of a nationwide move pushed by MoveOn organization to oppose GOP efforts to extend “Bush tax cuts for the rich and big cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid before the end of the year.” (MoveOn's words, not Huckleberries.) After knocking on 7000 doors and talking to 2000 residents during her campaign, Nesse writes:

By a ratio of roughly 9 to 1: voters of all income levels here do not believe in “trickle down economics”. Voters here understand that unless the wealthy are actually creating jobs at which citizens can make a livable wage, that giving a tax cut to this group does NOT help our economy, or help to pay off our federal deficit that we owe primarily to ourselves in entitlements like medicare and social security. Complete letter here.

Question: Do you support the GOP's efforts to avoid the “fiscal cliff”?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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