eLiberal - ADA's Blog on Politics & Public Policy
Exploiting GOP Vulnerabilities in Indiana; Seeking a Vote on Tax Fairness in Illinois
There are lots of reasons to run for office. For two progressive candidates in North Central Indiana, the nature of the opposition convinced them it was time to get in the race.
Corporations Don’t Need a Tax Cut
American’s largest corporations do not pay their fair share of federal taxes. We are told that the nation cannot afford to provide adequate support for our hungry, our unemployed, our students or our retirees. Yet no proposal to raise revenue to pay for these and other needs gets serious consideration in this era of crackpot fiscal restraint. Now, the nation’s top tax legislator is proposing to make things worse by making huge cuts in corporate income tax rates.
Other Big Iowa Races: Flipping the 3rd Congressional, Holding the 61st Legislative
If not for Sen. Tom Harkin’s stepping down, the biggest political retirement in Iowa this year would be that of 3rd District Republican Congressman Tom Latham. In 2012, Latham won the first race in the newly redrawn district, a hard-fought campaign in which he knocked off another incumbent, Democrat Leonard Boswell. (Both were scrambling to stay in Congress after Iowa lost one representative following the 2010 census.) But Obama won the district in the presidential contest, signaling to Democrats that the seat was in play.
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