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Dems agonize over election-year tax increases

Posted on AllSides July 14th, 2022
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Jon Tester isn’t up for reelection this fall, nor is he threatening to oppose a party-line Democratic bill that might increase taxes. He still has a warning for his colleagues.

“I don’t think raising taxes is a winner anywhere, OK?” Tester said in an interview.

If Democrats can pass a bill that cuts the deficit and drug costs, the Montanan added, “there’s some positive things you can talk about. But the bottom line is that no, taxes are never a winner. We need to be very careful.”

As Senate Majority Leader Chuck...

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