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Senate plan lets higher income earners share rebates

CAPITOL HILL (AP) -- An effort to include more high-income families in a broad tax rebate is gaining support in the Senate. The provision would make people who make up to $150,000 a year and couples who make up to $300,000 a year eligible for rebates of $500 to $1,000. Families would also get $300 for each child. Senator Charles Grassley, a senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, supports the provision. It's part of a bill introduced by committee chairman Max Baucus. Baucus's original proposal included tax rebates for even the richest taxpayers. He said that would attract Republican support for the bill. A version of the bill passed by the House limits tax rebates to individuals making up to $75,000 a year and couples making up to $150,000 a year. The House and the White House have urged the Senate to simply pass the House version of the bill. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Perhaps the Senate.....

...understands treating all Americans equally?