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Senate OKs Tax Bill, Simpson Wary

The Senate-passed tax cut compromise is on its way to the House — with support from Idaho Republicans Mike Crapo and Jim Risch But 2nd Congressional District Rep. Mike Simpson is concerned about the bill's impact on the deficit, and isn't sure how he'll vote. "I've got some real concerns with it," Simpson told the Statesman Wednesday afternoon. Simpson, R-Idaho, said he has not had a chance to read the bill, which passed the Senate today on an 81-19 vote. But he is concerned with some of the add-ons that have found their way into the bill — including subsidies for wind and solar power, ethanol and sports stadiums/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you agree with the votes by Idaho's U.S. senators in favor of the Senate-passed tax compromise?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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