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Barney Frank: "I'd Like To Go Even Lower" On Surtax For Millionaires

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) says he'd "like to go even lower" on surtaxing those who have an income above $1 million, noting it would be a "progressive step."

"In the Senate, there was just a very partisan vote to put a surtax on income above $1 million. I'd like to go even lower. That would have been a progressive step. Unfortunately, it was filibustered because the Republicans vote unanimously against it and all but a couple Democrats voted for it. That wasn't enough," Barney Frank said on "The Rachel Maddow Show."

Frank also expressed outrage at who don't vote or didn't vote in 2010 that are now blaming him for the "problems" resulting from the Republican-controlled House.

"I don't know what the voting behavior is of all these people, but I'm a little bit unhappy when people who didn't vote last time blame me for the consequences of their not voting."

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