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Least Surprising Bailout Negotiation Development

From today's WaPo:

"We've not seen any way to getting majority [Republican] support," said Rep. Eric Cantor (Va.), a leading Republican vote counter and co-author of the alternative House GOP plan, which would also cut taxes on dividends and capital gains [E/A].

Right. Because cutting taxes on dividends and capital gains is absolutely essential to preventing a collapse of the financial markets.

--Noam Scheiber