October 1, 2010 2:09 PM

Commentary: Congress punts on Bush tax cuts, middle class

Members of Congress this week passed a bill to keep the government running through November, and then they packed their bags to leave town. Most will scurry home and start campaigning in earnest. But they're heading home without addressing the issue of the Bush-era tax cuts, which are due to expire at the end of the year. Nor will they address any other controversial issues until after the elections. They didn't even pass a federal budget.

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