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Pardon the interruption, but in case you haven’t read FDL’s front page, an EMERGENCY whip count is under way. Your help is needed to call Democratic members of Congress and find out where they stand on the Obama-GOP tax plan.

Here’s a link to the whip count post — it contains instructions for your calls, a list of the members of congress to call as well as their phone numbers, and a mechanism to input the feedback you receive.

What do you think about the Obama-GOP tax plan? Is it just another wealth transfer to the already wealthy, or a needed form of stimulus? Go ahead and dish here in comments after you’ve made your calls to Democratic members of Congress.

UPDATE: 1:37 P.M. ET — Looks like the Senate voted 81–19 to pass the Obama-GOP tax cut deal. The bill now goes to the House for approval. Keep calling House members, whip the count!



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