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Could it be any more apparent where Sinema’s allegiances lie? Inscrutable is not the adjective I would pick to describe her.


Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, the inscrutable Democrat who may hold the key to passing her party’s ambitious social policy and climate bill, is scheduled to have a fund-raiser on Tuesday afternoon with five business lobbying groups, many of which fiercely oppose the bill.

Under Ms. Sinema’s political logo, the influential National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and the grocers’ PAC, along with lobbyists for roofers and electrical contractors and a small business group called the S-Corp political action committee, have invited association members to an undisclosed location on Tuesday afternoon for 45 minutes to write checks for between $1,000 and $5,800, payable to Sinema for Arizona.

Ms. Sinema has said she cannot support a bill that large, and has privately told Senate Democratic colleagues that she is averse to the corporate and individual tax rate increases that both the House and Senate tax-writing committees had planned to use to help pay for the measure.

In both positions, she is likely to find a receptive audience at the fund-raiser. The S-Corp PAC, for instance, has told its members the rate increases in the package that passed the House Ways and Means Committee “would kneecap private companies” like theirs that pay taxes through the individual tax system, not the corporate tax system.

Eric Hoplin, the chief executive of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, which buy products from manufacturers at wholesale rates and distribute them to retailers, said in a statement earlier this month, “Passing the largest tax increase in U.S. history on the backs of America’s job creators as they recover from a global pandemic is the last thing Washington should be doing.”


She’s just as bad and crooked as Sick Rott.



National advocacy groups and unions representing millions of Americans came together on a national mobilization call with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Brendan Boyle to support a wealth tax on America’s ultra-wealthy. This wealth tax would fund President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda.

Following the call, the group released a petition and other advocacy materials that demonstrate widespread grassroots support for a fair tax system where everyone pays their fair share.

According to a recent poll by Future Majority, the majority support for President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill—which would invest in working families, clean energy and American infrastructure—is further strengthened to super-majority bipartisan support when it is paid for by taxes on billionaires and the ultra-wealthy.

“We can make this a better country if we can ask those at the very top to pay a wealth tax,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren during the mobilization call. “We are taking this moment to say: we want a reset for America…it’s the only way to make this system fairer.”

“When we advocate for universal child care or universal pre-k, or paid leave…people are going to throw in our face that there’s not enough money,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal. “Let’s take that off the table by raising sufficient dollars, and by raising it from the people who deserve to pay it, which is the wealthiest individuals.”

“The stakes could not be higher,” said Rep. Brendan Boyle. “What we are talking about doing – not just talking about, but voting on, and voting down Republican amendment after amendment on our legislation to mark up President Biden’s reconciliation bill, and ensure that it is fully paid for mostly with taxes on the ultra-rich.”

The groups supporting this advocacy effort include Americans for Tax Fairness, AFL-CIO, NAACP, NEA, MoveOn, Indivisible, AFSCME, and more.