Unbelievable doubletalk from the mouth of North Carolina's junior corporate apologist, who appears sympathetic to keeping Bush-era tax cuts for the rich in place.
Hagan said her priority in evaluating a deficit-reduction plan will be the needs of her state, not necessarily what her party leaders want. She won her seat in 2008 when Obama became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win North Carolina since Jimmy Carter in 1976.
“I need to be looking at what’s important in North Carolina, and you better believe that’s what I will do,” Hagan said.
Pressed on whether she could be persuaded to support the Republican position of extending the Bush-era tax cuts for all income levels, Hagan said, “I want to look at the whole package, but I definitely want to protect the middle-class taxpayer, first and foremost.”
If North Carolina wants to elect a shill for wealthy corporate interests, we have lots of Republican options to choose from. Please contact Kay Hagan and tell her that our state's interests depend on a tax structure that is fair to working families, not just her buddies in investment banking.