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The Democrats Are Losing Their Nerve on Taxes

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

I pride myself on being a pragmatist. When Democrats splintered on how to write the reconciliation bill, I advised readers to stop fretting ; this will get done. I even showed how to get the bill's cost down from $3.5 trillion to $2.5 trillion. Then somehow the price tag dropped to $2 trillion. Okay, whatever. Surely there's $500 million more to cut. But now the negotiators are hitting bone. Farewell, two years' free tuition at community college. The Wall Street Journal says four year colleges are lobbying against it because they don't want to have to compete for students by dishing out...
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