If you pay attention to politics, you’ve probably heard by now about the 31 House Democrats who have sent a letter to Nancy Pelosi demanding that the Democratic leadership abandon its opposition to making tax cuts for the very wealthiest Americans.
The last decade shows that tax cuts for the rich don’t bring job creation. While the Bush tax cuts for wealthiest Americans have been in effect, job growth stagnated, and then went into full retreat. So, it should be clear to those who pay attention to the economic facts that tax cuts for the most wealthy Americans don’t help the rest of us.
But then, the letter from the 31 Republican-friendly Democrats may not be thinking about helping the rest of us so much as they are thinking about helping themselves. Most of their donations, and their practical political backing, comes from the financial elite, not the rest of us.
Among all the reporting on the 31 Democrats who are calling on their party’s leadership to capitulate to the demands of America’s financial elites, one important piece of information has been missing: Just who are these 31 Democrats?
Search no more. Here they are, listed below: