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Sen. Bill Nelson supports Obama's tax cut deal



Sen. Bill Nelson told the Buzz this afternoon that he supports the deal to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for all wage earners for two years in addition to extending unemployment compensation and other tax cuts.

Nelson, a Democrat facing re-election in 2012, called it a "bipartisan" deal, though liberal Democrats are unhappy Obama has retreated from his pledge to end the tax cuts for the wealthy. "I support it because it will stimulate the economy."

The other day, Nelson joined fellow Democrats in symbolic votes that would have eliminated tax cuts for the wealthy.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 4:37pm]


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