Dodd: "There's Nothing Wrong With Partisanship"
Outgoing Senator calls for forging middle ground, not starting there
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.