Thursday, August 03, 2006

Democrat opposition advances

The New York Times reports a setback for the trifecta bill:
Republicans were dealt a blow, however, when two Democrats, Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray of Washington, announced they planned to oppose the GOP's bill.

So, can the Republicans drop the special capital gains deduction for timber property that was included just for those two Senators?

1 comment:

JLM said...

No, the Republicans needed an added sweetener to counteract the new minimum-wage provisions. Folks in Washington State were irked that the new minimium wage might not apply to their state's waitpersons and others working for tips,