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Democrats to hold votes on middle class tax cuts
AP ^ | Nov. 18, 2010 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Posted on 11/18/2010 5:25:22 PM PST by PROCON

WASHINGTON (AP) - After meeting with President Barack Obama Thursday, Democratic leaders in Congress said they plan to hold a series of politically charged votes to extend middle-class tax cuts while letting tax cuts for the wealthy expire. Excerpted per FR posting rules.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bushtaxcuts; class; cuts; democrats; economy; middle; middleclass; tax; taxcheatparty; taxcuts; votes

1 posted on 11/18/2010 5:25:23 PM PST by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Oh brother. They know how to twist words. What lies.

Well, here are some words for the turncoats. Leave the tax cuts already in place alone.


2 posted on 11/18/2010 5:32:56 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: PROCON

This is Hussein’s great plan for success? It has fail written all over it.


3 posted on 11/18/2010 5:35:28 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: PROCON

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR MARXISTS IN US GOVERNMENT

From http://soquelbythecreek.blogspot.com/2010/08/socialists-in-united-states-congress.html

The following members of Congress are Marxists and terrorist coddlers who have rebranded themselves as “Progressives” in an attempt to hide their agenda

Nancy Pelosi was one of the original members of the “Congressional Progressive Caucus” and only left when she was named Minority Leader.

She is now Speaker of the House and 2 heartbeats away from President of the United States.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) was established in 1991 by five members of the United States House of Representatives: Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Then-Representative Bernie Sanders was the convener and first. The founding members were concerned about the economic hardship imposed by the deepening recession, the growing inequality brought about by the timidity of the Democratic Party response at the time.

Additional House representatives joined soon, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

All members are members of the Democratic Party or caucus with the Democratic Party. There are currently 82 total declared Progressives including 79 voting Representatives, 2 non-voting Delegates, and 1 Senator.

Using information from the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org), I separated the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus into four groups, based on a subjective review of his or her major contributors. Where appropriate, there is a link to an associated video highlight of the Congressman’s/women’s sheer brilliance.

[YES] = Most top campaign contributors are public-employee or labor unions
[MOSTLY] = Many top campaign contributors are public-employee or labor unions
[MIXED] = Some top campaign contributors are public-employee or labor unions, but some are not
[NO] = Few top campaign contributors are public-employee or labor unions

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (as of 2-JUN-2010)

Co-Chairs

Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) [YES]

Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06) [YES]

Vice Chairs

Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33) [YES]

Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05) [YES]

Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18) [YES]

* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: “Was it the Korean War or the Vietnam War? I get confused”)

Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02) [MIXED]

Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10) [YES]

Hon. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04) [MIXED]

Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08) [YES]

Senate Members

Hon. Roland Burris (IL) [NO]

Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT) [YES]

Hon. Tom Udall (NM) [YES]

House Members

Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02) [MOSTLY]

Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31) [YES]

Hon. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) [YES]

Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01) [YES]

Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03) [MOSTLY]

* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: “Rank has its privledges”)

Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08) [MIXED]

Hon. André Carson (IN-07) [MOSTLY]

Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL) [NO]

Hon. Judy Chu (CA-32) [MOSTLY]

Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11) [YES]

Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01) [YES]

Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) [MIXED]

Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09) [MIXED]

Hon. John Conyers (MI-14) [YES]

* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: “Read the bill”)

Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07) [YES]

Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07) [YES]

Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) [YES]

Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) [MOSTLY]

Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17) [YES]

Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02) [YES]

Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51) [YES]

* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: “I’m a Congressman. I demand special treatment.”)

Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04) [MIXED] Lots of financial institutions

* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: “Statements on Fannie and Freddie just before the collapse”)

Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) [MIXED]

Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04) [YES]

Hon. John Hall (NY-19) [MIXED]

Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17) [YES]

* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: “I don’t care about the Constitution”)

Hon. Alcee Hastings (FL-23) [MOSTLY]

Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22) [YES]

Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15) [YES]

Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02) [MIXED]

Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) [MOSTLY]

Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04) [YES]

* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: “Guam might tip over and capsize”)

Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) [YES]

Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13) [MIXED]

Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09) [YES]

Hon. John Lewis (GA-05) [YES]

Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02) [YES]

Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3) [MIXED]

Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) [MIXED]

Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07) [NO]

Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07) [MIXED]

Hon. James McGovern (MA-03) [YES]

Hon. George Miller (CA-07) [YES]

Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04) [YES]

Hon. Jim Moran (VA-08) [NO]

Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08) [MOSTLY]

Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-All) [YES]

Hon. John Olver (MA-01) [YES]

Hon. Frank Pallone (NJ-06) [YES]

Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04) [YES]

Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10) [YES]

Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01) [MIXED]

Hon. Jared Polis (CO-02) [NO]

Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15) [MIXED]

Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37) [YES]

Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) [YES]

Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01) [YES]

Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-39) [YES]

Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) [YES]

Hon. José Serrano (NY-16) [YES]

Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28) [YES]

Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13) [MOSTLY]

* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: “On the national debt, which is a sign of wealth(?)”)
* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: “Demonstrating his inate charm with a voter”)
* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: “On the limits of federal power - at 2:50”)

Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02) [YES]

Hon. John Tierney (MA-06) [YES]

Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12) [YES]

Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35) [YES]

* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: “Socializing, Nationalizing — so what’s the difference?”)
* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: “On Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac”)

Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12) [MIXED]

Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30) [MOSTLY]

* (VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: “Demonstrating his renowned understanding of the issues”

Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL) [MIXED]
Posted by Soquel by the Creek at 4:54 PM
Labels: campaign financing, Congressional Progressive Caucus, CPC, Democratic Socialists of America, DSA
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[edit] Former members

* Sherrod Brown (OH-13) - Elected to Senate
* Julia Carson (IN-07) - Died in December 2007
* Lane Evans (IL-17) - Retired from Congress
* Cynthia McKinney (GA-4) - Lost Congressional seat to current caucus member Hank Johnson
* Major Owens (NY-11) - Retired from Congress
* Nancy Pelosi (CA-8) - Left Caucus when Elected House Minority Leader
* Hilda Solis (CA-32) - Became Secretary of Labor in 2009
* Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH-11) - Died in 2008
* Tom Udall (NM Senate)
* Paul Wellstone (MN Senate) - Died in plane crash in


4 posted on 11/18/2010 5:42:01 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: freekitty

What they don’t say is that if they raise taxes on the wealthy, they take away the jobs of the rest of us.


5 posted on 11/18/2010 5:44:43 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Raise taxes on the wealthy...kill the jobs they create!)
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To: PROCON
For now, extend the current tax rates (its not a TAX CUT!!!), you can keep my rate the same; just quit SPENDING DC!!!

As for the "wealthy"? CUT THEIR TAXES! Get THESE people spending and us "middle class" will find our own ways to make money off of THEM.

The Government just needs to get the hell out of the way.

In 2011, let's get back to actual TAX CUTS for ALL that pay taxes.

6 posted on 11/18/2010 5:44:58 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Guilty of being White.)
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To: freekitty
Damn weasels at AP! An honest headline would read:

Democrats to hold votes on RAISING middle class taxes

It just really makes me mad that our once-independent press is now so blatantly pro-communist.

7 posted on 11/18/2010 6:11:01 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Rome2000; freekitty

November 2 didn’t send enough of these scum packing. We have to start the 2012 campaigns now. Name names and vote them OUT in 2012 and 2014!

The wannabe dictators are deaf and didn’t hear We The People on November 2nd.


8 posted on 11/18/2010 6:29:41 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: PROCON

So, I guess the 2010 midterm elections never happened. It was all just a figment of our fevered imaginations. The American people never delivered an authoritative “STOP IT!” to the feds.

Talk about doubling down on the Marxist agenda! These Obamorons just do not get it.


9 posted on 11/18/2010 6:31:58 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks PROCON.
Democratic leaders in Congress said they plan to hold a series of politically charged votes to extend middle-class tax cuts while letting tax cuts for the wealthy expire.

10 posted on 11/18/2010 6:42:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Take notes. Keep a list of names. Get rid of all anti-American scum. Vote. Donate to Conservatives only. I just finished 4 books on the American revolution. Those who died for what this country was to become deserve better than these anti-freedom, anti-American socialist scum. Most who died were unknown, average people. Freedom was their cause. Don’t disappoint them.


11 posted on 11/18/2010 7:00:10 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Thanks hal ogen.


12 posted on 11/18/2010 7:03:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: PROCON

Toll-Free number to the Congressional Switchboard

(866) 338-1015


13 posted on 11/18/2010 7:37:47 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: PROCON

UMGRELLAGATE


14 posted on 11/18/2010 8:27:13 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: PROCON

It may surprise dim pols to learn that many in the middle class understand that it is investing by the wealthy that creates jobs. Jobs that they desperately need.

Or as a waitress told me last week, “I never got a job from a poor man.”


15 posted on 11/18/2010 9:04:18 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop ACORN destroying America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: PROCON

...and the “nays” have it.

You little people pay your taxes and shut the hell up. :)

-your friends on the left


16 posted on 11/18/2010 10:29:57 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce
You little people pay your taxes and shut the hell up. :)


17 posted on 11/18/2010 11:06:58 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: PROCON

1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
3. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
4. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
5. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
6. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
7. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
8. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
9. You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
10 You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.


18 posted on 11/19/2010 1:45:27 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: PROCON

They did not care enough to hold these votes previously. The majority of Americans see right through this and Republicans will do well to remain united and hold the line. If the Democrats raise taxes by letting all the Bush tax cuts expire, so be it. Republicans in the House should then keep passing tax cut bills until Obama and the Democrat obstructionists in the Senate are replaced in 2012.


19 posted on 11/19/2010 5:21:38 AM PST by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: freekitty
Leave the tax cuts already in place alone.

The tax cuts expire on Jan 1, 2011 unless Congress takes action to extend them. They are not in place.

20 posted on 11/19/2010 6:14:01 AM PST by kabar
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To: PROCON

How’s that “compromise” thing workin’ out for ya, Republicans?

Once again, the utterly untrustworthy Democrats talk a good line of bull. And then they’ll screw ya.


21 posted on 11/19/2010 6:58:40 AM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: kabar

Exactly what do you mean they are not in place? I would think they are in place until expiration.


22 posted on 11/19/2010 7:00:22 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: PROCON

The best tax system would make those who benefit from government largesse pay back the money through increased taxes. And to increase taxes on those who call for and get more federal government spending.


23 posted on 11/19/2010 7:33:11 AM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: freekitty

They won’t remain “in place” without overt congressional action. They are sun-setted. That was my point.


24 posted on 11/19/2010 7:38:12 AM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

Please speak English. What is sun settled?


25 posted on 11/19/2010 7:54:26 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

SunsettED. It means they had an expiration date of Jan.1, 2011. The only way they were able to pass in the first place is with the promise of the tax cuts being sunsetted.


26 posted on 11/19/2010 10:30:55 AM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

Which was a demand by the democommies before they would vote for it’s passage...


27 posted on 11/19/2010 11:12:10 AM PST by snuffy smiff (imagine if the GOP grew a brain-and threw out all RINOs-but that would also require a spine *sigh*)
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To: snuffy smiff
Which was a demand by the democommies before they would vote for it’s passage...

Exactly.

28 posted on 11/19/2010 11:14:09 AM PST by madison10
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To: Let's Roll

“It may surprise dim pols to learn that many in the middle class understand that it is investing by the wealthy that creates jobs.”

I’m afraid I must be dim myself. For the last ten years that I ran my own business, I was in the top 1 to 2% of wage earners. I can’t see that it would have made any difference in the way I ran my business if I had had my taxes raised from 35% to 38%.

When I first started earning enough to be in the top 2%, the top tax bracket was taxed at a 50% rate. A few years later, it dropped to 28%. At the higher rate, I would tend to invest more in my business because it only cost me 50 cents on the dollar in after tax income. That is to say, if I gave someone on my staff a $1,000 bonus, it only cost me $500, because if I kept the money for myself, it would be taxed at 50%. Whereas when the top tax rate dropped to 28%, giving a $1,000 bonus cost me $720.


29 posted on 11/19/2010 12:56:52 PM PST by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: madison10; snuffy smiff

“SunsettED. It means they had an expiration date of Jan.1, 2011. The only way they were able to pass in the first place is with the promise of the tax cuts being sunsetted.”

As I recall, there was a Congressional rule in place that tax cuts would have to have equal spending cuts to balance the loss of revenue. To avoid trying to come up with more than a trillion dollars in spending cuts, the Republican Congress sunsetted the tax cuts before the critical ten year period came into play.


30 posted on 11/19/2010 1:20:21 PM PST by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: freethinker_for_freedom
At the higher rate, I would tend to invest more in my business...

L O L

31 posted on 11/20/2010 10:34:40 PM PST by vlad335
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This will prevent the people with the most capital from investing. Instead the money flows—or is supposed to flow—into the hands of the government. I fear capital light.


32 posted on 11/20/2010 11:40:33 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: freethinker_for_freedom

The capital gains tax is going up as well,along with the Estate tax.


33 posted on 11/20/2010 11:43:51 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: vlad335

I’m speaking from personal experience of how I ran my business. I explained the logic of my behavior. Maybe you could explain the logic of why you think raising the maximum tax rate to 38% will slow down investment by small businesses.


34 posted on 11/21/2010 10:11:32 AM PST by freethinker_for_freedom
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