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Fri October 29, 2010
Lummis defends families earning more than $250,000
By Molly Messick
Laramie, Wyo. – In a press conference on her plan for job creation, Wyoming's lone U.S. Representative, Cynthia Lummis, said Bush tax cuts impact job creators, like small business owners. The Obama Administration advocates letting those tax cuts expire for the top 2.5 percent of taxpayers. That means families earning more than $250,000 a year would end up paying more. Some members of Congress have objected to grouping those earners with people who make millions.
Today Lummis accused President Obama and other Democrats of vilifying those families. "One of the things that I am sharply critical of the president and Democrat (sic) members of Congress about is this crusade to arbitrarily demonize American couples who make more than $250,000 as somehow being rich and greedy and unworthy."
Lummis also claimed that she's knows people in Wyoming who plan to discontinue dialysis and other life-extending treatments in order to avoid the estate tax, which expires on December 31st. She declined to share their names. Lummis is running for re-election against Democrat David Wendt.