Greg Sargent sez:
Separately, this gives me a chance to highlight what’s at stake here in a new way — by looking at it through the lens of individual Senators.
For instance, if you look at the state by state breakdown of that Citizens for Tax Justice study, it turns out that the millionaire surtax would hit only 375 Maine taxpayers, each of whom would pay on average an additional 1/50th of their income in taxes.
By contrast, according to new Treasury Department figures, the payroll tax cut extension would benefit around 800,000 of Collins’ working constituents.
Emphasis Greg’s, though I woulda added it. Link is doing funky things over at Kaplan. Post’s title is “Cracks in the GOP dam” and might working later, though.