Naturally, there would be infighting.
----------Democrats have a new internal battle: the middle class vs. the poor
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By Zachary A. Goldfarb November 26 at 2:40 PM
On Tuesday, an emerging $450 billion tax deal on Capitol Hill hit a snag when liberal Democrats and the White House insisted it also include a permanent expansion of low-income tax credits that have been a quiet but critical feature of President Obama's anti-poverty policy since 2009. Before the uproar, Democrats appeared willing to accept the deal, which was to extend tax provisions benefiting industries large and small, in part because Republicans agreed to include a tax credit that makes it easier to pay for college. That is largely a middle-class policy.
Also on Tuesday, Sen. Charles Schumer criticized the White House and Democrats for pursuing passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 rather than continuing "to propose middle-class-oriented programs." The New York Democrat added that "Democrats blew the opportunity." The Affordable Care Act has many features, many of which are designed to aid the middle class, but the preponderance of the beneficiaries are poor or working class. Former White House officials ridiculed Schumer for the comment, and it no doubt angered current officials, too.
The disputes echo a broader debate within the Democratic camp that intensified this month after the mid-term elections about whether the party is too liberal or not liberal enough. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) appointed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to Senate leadership as a nod to the idea that more populist voices need to be leading the party.