Jeers ... to Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch. You hear a lot of talk from these two Republicans about fighting budget deficits. That is, until it means standing up to Idaho's richest 1.3 percent taxpayers. Saturday they joined with 35 of their Republican colleagues to preserve Bush-era tax cuts for individuals earning more than $200,000 or couples making at least $250,000 a year. Washington Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell voted to end the high-end tax breaks. The Senate vote followed the Dec. 2 House action, where U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, and Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, also supported continuing payoffs for the rich. Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers didn't vote/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. Full Cheers & Jeers column here.
Question: Should tax cuts continue for everyone, including the richest 1.3% in the country?