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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-12 04:44 AM
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Yeayyyyy! Senate votes on continuing tax cuts for all but the rich.
Edited on Thu Jul-26-12 04:52 AM by No Elephants
And I mean those making over $250K a year, as Obama promised in 2008, not only those making one million or more a year, a capitulation, er, I mean, a ompromise, that Schumer said in 2010 that the Senate had once been working on.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONGRESS_TAXE...

I'm so happy that I won't even say something about being close to election day and how the bill will die in the house anyway.



My position has always been that we should get people, both Democrats and Republicans, on record and I am happy about this vote.

Meanwhile, the article says that the nation is deeply divided over this. I could swear that, a year or two ago, something like 70% of Americans favored the Democratic position on continuing tax cuts for everyone but the rich.

How do we let this happen, time after time--start out with the public overwhelmingly on our side, and let that go?

For example, Republicans have been making the rounds of the TV talk shows, lobbying against defense cuts in the sequester. Anyone seen any Democrats making the rounds, lobbying against the cuts to social programs in the sequester?

And don't even get me started on the "sliver."
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-12 06:05 AM
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1. The yeas and nays. (Word to Elizabeth Warren:
Edited on Thu Jul-26-12 06:09 AM by No Elephants
Senator Brown turd voted with the party to which he belongs, as he almost always does, despite his claimms of independence, and against having the wealthy pay their fair share of income taxes.)

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/r...

The Lieberman turd, despite his party ID as independent, also voted with Republicans.

All the Democrats voted and all voted together, including the Nelsons, Landrieu, Tester, McCaskill, etc., though McCaskill, who is facing a tough battle this year, immediately put out a press release about an estate tax bill she is introducing.

Similarly, all but one Republican voted and they all voted together.

Sanders, as always, did the populist thing. (Gotta love him.)

In 2010, there was a small increase in taxes on the poor, the only group whose taxes increased in 2010. I hope this bill corrected that unfairness, but I don't know.

They named it well, too: The Middle Class Tax Cut Act.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-12 06:48 AM
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2. So what happens if the bill dies? To the bush tax cuts I mean.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-12 07:32 AM
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3. taxes would then go up on all incomes, I believe
I'd run commercials in swing states incessantly on this, if so
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