This is the poll Congressman Steve Womack emailed out to his constituents. Tell me if you can guess what response the Congressman is pushing for:
Do you support the 10 month extension of the Payroll Tax Cut?
– Yes, even if it’s not paid for and adds $100 billion dollars to our deficit.
– Yes, provided it’s paid for.
The payroll tax cut has been a major thorn in the side of Congressional Republicans and Womack is no exception. Remember, he opposed the payroll tax extension (singing a dandy little tune while he did it) and then claimed that compromise as evidence that he can reach across the isle. Ken Aden meanwhile made passing the payroll tax cut to middle class, working families a part of his platform from day one. Make no mistake, Womack knows he’s vulnerable on this issue which is why he’s trying to spin it, something he normally wouldn’t bother to do were it not for the surprisingly strong challenge he’s getting from Ken. Perhaps though his constituents should ask him why he worries about adding to the deficit now when it comes to the middle class tax cut but not when it comes to extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy or oil subsidies. Then again, better not ask him…he might scream at you.
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