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>New York’s 26th Not Alone; ALERT BASED ON A NEW NATIONAL SURVEY

>Democracy Corps
Greenberg,Quinlan,Rosner Reasearch

Republican leaders and conservative pundits have spun Democrat Kathy Hochul’s upset win in New York’s 26th Congressional District as exceptional – with peculiar ballot lines, Tea Party independents, quality of the candidates, and Democratic message discipline. We concede: yard signs in Upstate New York did read “Save Medicare: Vote Hochul.” But our national poll completed on Wednesday shows that New York’s 26th is not alone. It is an advance indicator of a sharp pull back from Republicans, particularly those in the House.

Disapproval of the Republicans in the House of Representatives has surged from 46 percent in February to 55 percent in April to a striking 59 percent now. Disapproval outnumbers approval two-to-one; intense disapproval by three-to-one. For the first time in more than a year, the Democrats are clearly even in the named Congressional ballot – an 8-point swing from the election – and Obama has made a marked gain in his job approval and vote against Mitt Romney – with the President now leading by 4 points. This period captured the introduction of the Republican budget plan and vote by the House – and voters do not like what they see.

Perhaps most notably, this survey flags a major retreat from the Republican approach to deficits and spending, the economy, and jobs. As the Republicans have unveiled their plans and approach during this four-month debate on the deficit, priorities and the economy, they have pushed many voters away.

On Wednesday, Democracy Corps will release a major multi-study report on the economy and economic messaging, but we wanted to release these political findings before the holiday weekend.

The memo and frequency questionnaire can be found at:
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>President Obama’s Weekly Address 10/16/10: GOP Rewarding Corporations that Create Jobs Overseas

>The President lays out his agenda to foster investment here at home. He vows to close the tax loopholes for sending jobs and profits overseas that Congressional Republicans have tried to protect.

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>President Obama’s Weekly Address 9/25/10: Crossroads on the Economy

>The President lays out the choice between his plan to keep our economy moving forward, and the agenda put out by Republicans in Congress taking us backward to the special interest economy that created this mess.

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Paul Ryan’s Plan to Tax You More

From Kevin Drum @ Mother Jones

Rep. Paul Ryan’s tax and spending “roadmap” is a fascinating critter: conservatives all praise it to the skies but none of them want to actually commit to supporting it. The reason for their hesitation is obvious: Ryan’s plan would cut spending dramatically, and supporting it would mean having to explain what, exactly, they’d cut. That would be electoral suicide and they know it. They much prefer their usual game of loudly denouncing “spending” without ever having to say what spending they’re actually opposed to.

However, their reason for supporting Ryan’s plan is also obvious: it would cut taxes on the rich dramatically, and there’s nothing conservatives like better than cutting the tax bills of America’s wealthy. But how much would it cut taxes on the rich? Citizens for Tax Justice has run the numbers and the answer is: a lot. The very richest of the rich would see their tax bills go down by an average of over $200,000, a whopping 15% of the income. Ka-ching! To make up for that, everyone with an income under $100,000 would have their taxes increased by about $2,000 per year.

It’s a sweet deal for the rich. But even with all the tax increases on the middle class, Ryan’s plan still raises less revenue than today’s tax code. “It’s difficult to design a tax plan that will lose $2 trillion over a decade even while requiring 90 percent of taxpayers to pay more,” says CTJ acerbically. “But Congressman Ryan has met that daunting challenge.” Details are in the table below, where you can find out how much more you’d have to pay under Ryan’s plan. Enjoy.


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Colbert: The Audacity of Nope

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, assuming his best fake-conservative pundit persona, was wildly enthusiastic on Thursday about the Republican House members’ unanimous refusal to vote for President Obama’s stimulus program.

Declaring Today’s Word to be “The Audacity of Nope,” Colbert exclaimed, “We don’t neet a package filled with handouts — we need one filled with balls! And yesterday, 177 House Republicans put their nuts on the line and said, ‘No! We will not vote for this bill that we know will pass anyway!'”

Read more about the Audacity of Nope from Raw Story >>> Here

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Colbert: The Audacity of Nope

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, assuming his best fake-conservative pundit persona, was wildly enthusiastic on Thursday about the Republican House members’ unanimous refusal to vote for President Obama’s stimulus program.

Declaring Today’s Word to be “The Audacity of Nope,” Colbert exclaimed, “We don’t neet a package filled with handouts — we need one filled with balls! And yesterday, 177 House Republicans put their nuts on the line and said, ‘No! We will not vote for this bill that we know will pass anyway!'”

Read more about the Audacity of Nope from Raw Story >>> Here

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