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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:50 PM

House Dems File Discharge Petition To Force Vote On Middle Income Tax Cuts

House Democrats filed their discharge petition today seeking to force a vote on legislation that would extend middle income tax cuts and let the top marginal rates return to Clinton-era levels.

Filed by Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), the petition requires 218 signatories to succeed -- in other words, a significant number of Republicans.

"Our economy and our families cannot wait any longer for action and cannot afford a Republican tax increase on the middle class," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). "There’s no time to waste. The Senate has already passed this legislation; House Democrats are prepared to support it; President Obama is ready to sign it into law."

At his weekly briefing, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) called on all Democrats and sympathetic Republicans like Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) to sign the petition.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/house-dems-file-discharge-petition-to-force-vote

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cal04 Dec 2012 OP
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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:17 PM

1. "Republican tax increase on the middle class"

 

That's the perfect way to frame it. Good job Nancy!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:25 PM

2. It won't fly...

I'm hopeful, but I just don't see the House passing it.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:33 PM

3. Should have done this pre election, to let people

 

see that repugs are holding middle class tax cuts hostage to their wealthy donors

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:37 PM

4. All the more reason to call your House members today. Defiance is an important trait. nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:38 PM

5. Having trouble getting through to that server!! nt

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