Conrad Burns on Jobs
Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007)
BURNS: I will probably vote for it, if thereís things in the bill for small business. It all has to be packaged together. Weíve got to make the tax cuts from 2001 and 2003 permanent. If we donít, a young personís tax bill will go up by 48% in 2011. A family of four, their tax obligation will go up 58%. So I voted for that package, to make it permanent so we wonít face that higher federal obligation, and in that was an increase in minimum wage.
TESTER: One of the good things about the Montana legislature is that we get bills on one topic. If a person votes for it, they vote for it, and we canít skate under part of a bill. I would support the minimum wage increase. I think itís long overdue. If weíre going to talk about tax cuts, letís focus them on the middle class, when the bulk of that tax cut he talks about is focused on the very richest rich.
As the federation of Americaís unions, the AFL-CIO includes more than 13 million of Americaís workers in 60 member unions working in virtually every part of the economy. The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement.
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Newly elected in 2008 & seated in 2009:
Newly appointed in 2009;
special election in 2010:
Announced retirement as of 2010:
Up for 6-year term in 2010:
(13 Democrats; 15 Republicans)
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