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Union Proposes Hot Dog Sale to Protest Tax Breaks

07.26.11

Union Proposes Hot Dog Sale to Protest Tax Breaks

By Kristina Peterson

A pair of union leaders in West Virginia announced their own plan to help cut the budget deficit and protest at the same time – by selling hot dogs.

The AFL-CIO’s West Virginia President Kenny Purdue and Secretary-Treasurer Larry Matheney announced the “Help the Really Rich Hot Dog Sales” in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) this week. The stunt is to protest GOP efforts not to raise taxes as part of any deficit-reduction deal.

In the wrangling over the debt ceiling, Democrats and Republicans have clashed repeatedly over whether to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers, and over narrow tax breaks for owners of corporate jets and yachts, among other proposals….

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