Herbert wants tax cuts for all

Now, how’s that for a good campaign message?  🙂 

Doug Herbert, the Democrat running for Congress in the 11th District, visited the Daily Record for a meeting this morning and said he would support extending the so-called Bush tax cuts for all. This contrasts from the view of the president who wants to extend the tax cuts for all but those paying the top two rates, which are now 33 and 35 percent. If the cuts are not extended, the top two rates would rise to 36 anf 39.6 percent. I think Herbert is wrong. In my mind, there is no need to extend tax cuts to the very wealthy. But, alas, he did not ask me.

Herbert knows the task ahead of him. His hope is that enough people on both sides of the political spectrum are upset enough with the status quo to vote against  a 16-year incumbent, Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, R-Harding.

“This is a different kind of year,” he said, noting that people are disgusted with the political establishment.

Herbert hardly has a large campaign fund _ about $35,000 so far _ but he says he will have enough cash to run cable TV advertising next month.

Frelinghuysen, by the way, has not responded to offers to meet with us.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

3 Responses to Herbert wants tax cuts for all

  1. RndlphVTR says:

    frelinghuysen not willing to meet? typical arrogance! dump the washington bum!

  2. chubbypaul says:

    Snowpants, Frelinghuysen seems to behave towards you like all females do. Why would he want to meet with you? All you do is put him down on your blogs. Don’t cry about someone not wanting to meet with you when you always go out of your way to jab him. It’s not like you are important or anything.

  3. RndlphVTR says:

    chubbypaul, stop attacking snowpants. its freeloadinghuysen whos whos not tickling your fancy.

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