Daily Archives: December 12, 2011

Huffington Post: Harry Reid On Payroll Tax Cut Fight: ‘Millionaire Job Creators Are Like Unicorns’

-By Luke Johnson

December 12, 2011- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) compared millionaires who create jobs to unicorns Monday on the Senate floor.

"Millionaire job creators are like unicorns," he said, according to The Hill. "They are impossible to find and don't exist."

Reid said that most of the "fictitious millionaire job creators" are "hedge fund managers or wealthy lawyers that don't do much hiring."

The Senate has twice rejected paying for the extension of the one-year payroll tax cut with a surtax on millionaires.

Cap Times: Walker and Kochs vs. voting

-By John Nichols

December 11, 2011- Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch finally got their way in 2011. For decades they funded the American Legislative Exchange Council, the collaboration between multinational corporations and conservative state legislators, and the project finally began to yield the intended result.

For the first time in decades, the United States saw a steady dismantling of the laws, regulations, programs and practices put in place to make real the promise of American democracy.

That is why, on Saturday, civil rights groups and their allies rallied outside the New York headquarters of the Koch brothers to begin a march to the United Nations, where they called for the renewal of voting rights in America.

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