Democratic Senators such as Kent Conrad (at podium) have been circumspect in their remarks about President Barack Obama's proposed 2013 budget in part because budget issues could present risks to Senators' re-election efforts.
Doug Thornell, a veteran Democratic operative and senior vice president at SKDKnickerbocker, argued Obama’s focus on “fairness,” particularly his plan to end the Bush-era tax cuts and other tax breaks for the wealthy, “unifies the party and our messaging in terms of opening the conversation about the Ryan budget and Republican priorities.”
Indeed, just because Reid and other Senate Democrats weren’t crowing about Obama’s budget Monday, that doesn’t mean they won’t be holding a healthy dose of votes on taxing millionaires and funding infrastructure projects this year.
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