Hillary Clinton has opted to stay away from the campaign trail, but as we learned last year when she stumped for Terry McAuliffe there’s an exception to the rule. Which is if you helped the Clintons in the 90s, they’ll help you today.
This explains why Hillary is campaigning with Marjorie Margolies tonight, because she’s the person who cast the deciding vote for President Clinton’s 1993 budget that ushered in a new wave of tax increases for millions of Americans.
If you’re reporting on this news below is a statement from the RNC:
“For the Clintons there’s no favor that ever goes unrewarded, as tonight Hillary Clinton will once again payback Marjorie Margolies for casting the deciding vote for a Clinton budget that ushered in one of the largest tax increases in American history. Tonight’s fundraiser is just business as usual, because the Clintons have always operated under the terms of you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” Jahan Wilcox, RNC Spokesman
Tonight Hillary Clinton Will Attend An Event For Marjorie Margolies’ Bid To Return To Congress. It pays to have Hillary Clinton in your extended family. On Thursday evening, the former secretary of state and potential presidential candidate will headline a Manhattan fundraiser for daughter Chelsea’s mother-in-law, Marjorie Margolies, who is trying to win back her old House seat representing the Philadelphia suburbs. (Hillary Clinton Dips Toe In 2014 Midterms, MSNBC, 05/15/14)
Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies Cast The Deciding Vote For President Clinton’s 1993 Budget And Was Soon Ousted From Congress. “[Marjorie] Margolies was famously ousted from Congress in the Republican wave of 1994, after casting the deciding vote for Clinton’s 1993 budget.”(Emily Schultheis, “Bill Clinton Plugs Marjorie Margolies In Closing Ad,” Politico, 5/14/14)
President Clinton’s 1993 Budget Was One Of the Largest Tax Increases In American History. President Clinton's plan to raise the taxes of almost all Americans in order to lower the Federal budget deficit passed its first big test in Congress today. The House Ways and Means Committee, the first committee to get a crack at the tax measures, made some changes around the edges of the President's proposals but approved the main elements intact. The vote was 24 to 14, with all the Democrats in favor and all the Republicans opposed. The legislation would raise taxes for individuals and businesses by a total of nearly $250 billion over the next five years, one of the largest tax increases in American history. (David Rosenbaum, The Clinton Tax Bill; Clinton Proposal For Tax Increases Passes First Test, The New York Times, 05/15/14)
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