Dodd: "There's Nothing Wrong With Partisanship"

Outgoing Senator calls for forging middle ground, not starting there

Chris Dodd in New Haven
Photo:Thomas McMillan, New Haven Independent


Senator Chris Dodd says he will vote for the tax cut plan, struck in a compromise between President Obama and Republicans.  He said he strongly objects to some of the bill’s provisions, including an estate tax exemption for the wealthy.  But Dodd said it’s a place where the parties can find middle ground.

In his farewell speech on the Senate floor, Dodd called for more “bipartisanship.”  It’s a thought shared by many Americans, including a coalition of politicians and pundits called “No Labels” – which officially launched on Monday.  It’s led by figures like New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman.

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