But Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville, who is challenging Vitter in the November Senate race, is backing the president on the tax issue, warning that the United States can’t afford adding to record deficits that ultimately will be paid for by America’s children and grandchildren.
“I absolutely support extending the tax cuts for middle-class families and small businesses in Louisiana,” Melancon said. “It just doesn’t make fiscal sense or common sense to continue the Bush tax cuts for the richest Americans. My main concerns are middle-class Louisiana families who have been hit hardest by our economic crisis and the small businesses that are the key to creating more jobs in our state.”
And this guy wants to be the US Senator from a conservative state like Louisiana. Melancon is a lost cause and it is becoming more apparent that he is not a “Blue Dog”, but a Democrat “Lap Dog”.