Tag Archives: Pat Toomey

Joe Sestak Forming Senate Exploratory Committee

If anybody else just got the email from Joe Sestak with the subject line, “Our Next Step” — like me, you thought, “Finally! We can figure out what Joe’s been working towards for the past two years.” We didn’t get much in … More after the jump

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How Not to Report on Pat Toomey

Just to reset expectations a bit for Pat Toomey, some of the news analysis is putting too much emphasis on Toomey’s nominal status as a freshman Senator.

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Pat Toomey’s Magical Tax Cuts

Stephen Herzenberg has a great item taking apart Pat Toomey’s gimmicks in the Republicans’ proposal to the super committee.

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Impartial? Supercommittee Member Toomey Took $40k from Banks

He knows where his bread is buttered, so don’t expect any support for regular people from Pat Toomey. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), a member of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, received $40,000 from the political action committees (PACs) of … More after the jump

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Toomey Rejects Obama Deficit Plan

I’m surprised he even had time to read it, but Pat Toomey has already rejected the President’s plan to reduce the deficit. Our esteemed Senator won’t accept a millionaire’s tax designed to make sure the most fortunate among us pay … More after the jump

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Big Surprise… Toomey Won’t Give Up Fundraising While on Supercommittee

Pat Toomey’s upset that special interests have carved out so many exceptions to the tax code, but he’ll keep letting this special interests fund his campaign while he works on the Supercommittee. I’m not surprised, but I am disappointed. Sen. … More after the jump

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Toomey: OK to Offset Hurricane Aide with Budget Cuts

Pat Toomey continues to lead the crazy parade down in DC, and Colby Itkowitz doesn’t know anyone who has a critical view of him: Toomey, after a public town hall in Coudersport, was asked whether he agreed with comments made … More after the jump

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Morning Call Refuses to Acknowledge Toomey Flub

During the debt ceiling hostage crisis, Morning Call reporter Colby Itkowitz wrote prolifically about Pat Toomey’s success in persuading his Republican colleagues that missing the August 4 deadline wouldn’t matter. Indeed, Toomey was highly influential with House conservatives, and ended … More after the jump

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Toomey Vows Compromise, But No Taxes, in Super Committee

In what may be one of the scariest appointments in a while, Sen. Pat Toomey was appointed to the deficit-reduction “Super Committee,” tasked with reducing the nation’s deficit by over $1 trillion. Why’s it so scary? Because Toomey is a … More after the jump

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Toomey Claims “Overzealous” EPA is Killing Jobs

No surprise here, but Sen. Pat Toomey has penned an editorial saying that he thinks the EPA is killing jobs. This is an issue we have to watch out for: In an effort to achieve their radical policy goals, Republicans … More after the jump

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