Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:42 PM
babylonsister (150,742 posts)
Yay! GOP Rep. Jones says he could buck party on middle-class tax vote
GOP Rep. Jones says he could buck party on middle-class tax vote
By Mike Lillis and Erik Wasson - 12/05/12 02:50 PM ET
GOP Rep. Walter Jones said this week that he might buck his party and endorse the Democrats' petition to force a vote on extending a tax break for middle-class earners.
The North Carolina Republican said he's not prepared to sign the petition now, but would reconsider if the “fiscal cliff" negotiations remain at an impasse next week.
“I, at this point, am not going to sign the discharge petition,” Jones said. “I said 'at this point.' I don't know what next week will bring.
“What would change my mind,” he added, “would be to see if there is any forward movement in the discussions regarding the White House and the House leadership. I would seriously consider what options do I have at that point.”
Jones, who was among just a handful of Republicans who voted against Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget proposal, is a maverick who was stripped of his seat on the Financial Services panel this week for his independent streak.
Behind Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), House Democrats on Tuesday introduced a discharge petition that would force a vote on extending the Bush-era tax rates on household incomes below $250,000, but allow the rates to go up on higher earners.
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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:55 PM
KoKo (84,711 posts)
4. Walter Jones is the kind of Repug we Dems want on our side.
He is a true advocate for our Military while wanting to END THE WARS...ASAP...and he votes mostly with Dems on issues.
The gerrymandring in NC tried to get rid of him. But, he managed to pull through.