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At a post-victory press conference, Sen. Dianne Feinstein noted that the electorate is sorely divided, but President Obama can claim a “mandate” that puts him in a strong spot to demand that the GOP House cave on his demand for a tax hike on the top income earners — those who earn more than $250,000.
Feinstein added, “No one in the state of California who earns above $250,000 has ever said to me, ‘Look, I need a tax cut.’ And if they do, I would sure like for them to pick up the phone and call me and tell me why, and why they don’t like this proposal.”
Now I would argue that ending the Bush tax cuts for any group of earners isn’t cutting their taxes, but raising them. And that a tax increase from 35 percent to 39.6 percent is not, as Feinstein maintained, “a little bit more.”
I know that Senator Feinstein cares about what California businesses think. So if you earn more than $250,000 and you want to see your taxes raised, you might want to give the Senator’s office a call to let her know you agree. And if you don’t, pick up the phone. Sen. Feinstein wants to hear from you.
The best phone number is: is 202-224-3841. If the Senator’s office shares responses with me, I shall share them with you.