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"Rather than taxing millionaires, the first thing we ought to do is quit giving them subsidies," said Sen. Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who offered the amendment to the massive spending bill the Senate was debating into the early morning hours Friday.However, another Coburn amendment to withhold federal dollars from slumlords who run dangerous public housing projects, failed 59-40.
President Obama and his congressional allies have tried to impose a surtax on those with million-dollar incomes, but Republicans and a few Democrats have blocked those efforts each time, showing little stomach for tax increases.
Apparently, one Senator didn't show up for work Friday, but it's a good start anyway.
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