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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:54 AM

The Eight Senators Who Voted Against The Fiscal Cliff Deal



DAVID KURTZ 9:11 AM EST, TUESDAY JANUARY 1, 2013

The fiscal cliff deal overwhelming passed the Senate, in the dead of night, on a 89-8 vote. The eight senators voting no were Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tom Carper (D-DE), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Richard Shelby (R-AL).

Not voting were Jim DeMint (R-SC), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).

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samsingh Jan 2013 #1
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:09 AM

1. the D's voted no probably because they wanted to stick to the 250k ceiling

i wonder what rubios problem is.

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Response to samsingh (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:15 AM

2. Rubio doesn't want to be tagged as a tax raiser in 2016

carper wanted to stick to $250,000?

Come on.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:32 PM

4. kick

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Response to samsingh (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:47 AM

5. That was Harkin's reason. Bennett and Carper wanted spending cuts

Carper specifically mentioned "entitlement reform"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:23 AM

3. Both my Senators voted no

and I agree with them. I would have preferred for the tax rate and level to continue to be done in the shadow of the sequestrian on defense spending. I don't know if we are even going to get the bar lower than $450K now, and it needs to be lower to pay for the government we want.

Still I am not going to criticize the President as the process continues to unfold. Lets see what the future holds. Harkin summed it up - It is about jobs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:19 PM

6. Still thought the income should have been $200,000 and $ 400,000 with the estate tax set

at $3.5 million (35%). Should have stuck to that with the "promise" from Biden that serious cuts would be on the table. Need revenue and cuts as balanced approach. But Grover's philosophy that the Rs did not raise taxes is so full of crap.

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