Bush tax Cuts Take Center Stage in Race Between Himes and Debicella

Publication: Greenwich Time

Author: Neil Vigdor


09/14/2010 - Even when U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., and Republican challenger Dan Debicella agree with one another, they disagree.

Both candidates favor an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, though voters along Connecticut's Gold Coast might not know it from the rhetoric flowing from Debicella's campaign, which has tried to paint the freshman Himes as a poll-driven pawn of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who has pivoted on the issue to placate his many wealthy constituents.

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Himes said he relies on information from the Pew Economic Policy Group, a nonpartisan D.C. think tank, and the Congressional Budget Office on tax cuts. He described his views as being in line with those of Peter Orszag, the former White House budget director under Obama.

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