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Klein, Deutch among 47 House Dems urging no hike in cap gains, dividend taxes

by George Bennett | September 28th, 2010

Local Democratic U.S. Reps. Ron Klein and Ted Deutch are among the 47 House Dems asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi not to allow taxes on investment income to increase at the end of the year. Unless Congress extends the Bush tax cuts, capital gains and dividend taxes will increase from the current 15 percent to 20 percent.

Pelosi and President Obama favor allowing the tax rates to increase for individuals earning $200,000 and couples making $250,000 a year.

Klein, facing a tough challenge from Republican Allen West, was also one of at least 38 House Dems who recently called for a short-term extension of the Bush income tax cuts for everyone, including wealthy filers.

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14 Responses to “Klein, Deutch among 47 House Dems urging no hike in cap gains, dividend taxes”

  1. dworkis Says:

    The libs have found religion in the face of a tough reelection fight. How convenient. It only proves that they are spineless and have no convictions.

  2. Flip Flopper Klein Says:

    Wow, there goes Ron Klein and Robert Wexler acolyte, Ted Deutch now urging no taxation.

    The republicans have been saying this for months and months, now all of a sudden Klein/Deutch are singing a different tune.

    If Klein gets re-elected he’ll flipflop again. Can’t trust the guy.

    NO TO RON KLEIN.

    Vote for a soldier who FOUGHT for his country…actually went to war and did not whine like Klein

  3. Westwillwin Says:

    So no to Deutch too. They both suck and both should be voted out. They speak out against Obama on the wrong stuff.

    Both Wexler’s baby girls :)

  4. Mrs. Dworkis Says:

    My husband has a point.

    The bigger issue is why Deutch continues to follow Klein on every issue. One “Klein” is enough. Two is an invitation for a Republican to step in.

    Get your own thoughts, Ted.

  5. Lady Says:

    Klein and Deutsch are turning out to be
    DINO’s Democrats In Name Only. I held my nose when voting for Deutsch last time because I was angry at his raising taxes in Florida , and the same thing with Klein.

    To extend Bush’s tax cuts gives the richest Billionaires and Millionaires in this country tax cuts amounting to $750 billion- money sorely needed to pay off the deficit, while screwing over the middle class or whatever is left of it, once again.

    To let Bush’s tax cuts expire, and the Republicans voted for them to expire in Jan 2011, but now dont want it, puts their tax rate back at 1999-2000 levels when Clinton was Pres with 22 million jobs created and a surplus in the Treasury. And about 5% more for the billionaires/millionaires than they now pay. Think they can afford it ?

    If there was an Independent running or any other who was not a nut or fruitcake I’d vote for them.

    In the case of Klein or Deutsch, when it comes time to vote – I’ll write in
    “None of the Above”

    Traitors to the people. Makes me wonder whose payroll they’re on.

  6. JACK GILLIES Says:

    WOW! We already knew that Ron Klein is a flip-flopper and now it’s taken Ted Deutch less than 6 months in office to sell-out the people of District #19. Joe Budd offers the people strong character… GO BUDD!

  7. R. Stanton Says:

    Ted Deutch.

    Get a backbone and DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING to show I didn’t waste my vote.

    Go big. Surprise us.

  8. Jack Gillies Says:

    Swift Boat Style Attacks Will Not Stand
    in FL’s 22nd Congressional District

    (Deerfield Beach, FL) Over the past 48 hours, Republican Congressional candidate LTC(R) Allen West has received several advisories on his military email to “watch his six.” Ron Klein and his cronies are trolling for former Soldiers under West’s command willing to participate in attack ads against the 22-year Army Veteran.

    Says West, “It is apparent that Ron Klein is planning a “Swift Boat” type assault against me at a critical juncture in this campaign. Considering Klein maliciously and intentionally released my Social Security number and my wife’s employment identification number to tens of thousands of Florida voters, this is to be expected. We have seen this type of character assassination attack against Senators John Kerry and John McCain – both decorated war veterans. This type of tactic has no place in the arena of ideological debate and discourse – South Floridians deserve better.”

  9. JAN SOBIESKI - Klein Obama's Pet Says:

    Obama walked out in a huff from his meeting with the Israeli prime minister, which signaled to Turkey and the other Jihadi terrorists that it was OK to push Israel around. The result was the terror flotila which was the worst existential threat to Israel since the Yom Kippur war.

    Now Obama is signalling complacency on terror attacks, by saying “US can absorb another terror attack”, which will be another signal to the terrorists that the government is not so concerned about them (such attacks). God only knows what the results of that will be!

    ANY VOTE FOR OBAMA’S LITTLE PET RON KLEIN IS A VOTE TO DESTABILIZE ISRAEL.

  10. constitution 101 Says:

    SAY NO TO KLEIN. HE WILL DO OR SAY
    ANYTHING. NO CLASS, NO CONVICTION,
    AND NO HONOR.

    GO WEST

  11. Jose Ortega Says:

    ALLEN WEST IS A RIGHT WING, BIBLE THUMPING, GUN TOTING, IMMIGRANT AND MUSLIM HATING FACIST WHO IS SUPPORTED BY THE TEA PARTY.

    IF ELECTED, ALLEN WEST HAS PROMISED TO PUSH LEGISLATION THAT WILL FORCE INDIGINT MOTHERS TO TAKE MANDATORY DRUG TESTS AND SUBMIT TO MANDATORY STERILIZATION AS PRE-CONDITIONS FOR ACCEPTING WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, AND OR SECTION 8 HOUSING ASSISTANCE.

  12. Jose Ortega Says:

    IF YOU CARE ABOUT ISRAEL VOTE FOR RON KLEIN.

    ALLEN WEST BELIEVES THE ONLY WAY MIDDLE EAST PEACE CAN BE REACHED IS WHEN ISRAEL IS DISARMED AND DISMANTLED.

    IF ELECTED, ALAN WEST PROMISES TO PUSH A RESOLUTION THAT WILL FORCE THE USA AND THE UN TO DISARM AND DISMANTLE ISRAEL.

  13. Jose Ortega Says:

    IF ALLEN WEST COULD HAVE HIS WAY; SENIOR CITIZENS WOULD BE EATING OUT OF GARBAGE CANS.

  14. Jose Ortega Says:

    ALLEN WEST IS A DISGRACED SOLDIER. HE WAS THROWN OUT OF THE ARMY BECAUSE HE TORTURED PRIONERS OF WAR.

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