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Senate Republicans Reject Obama's Plan to Extend Tax Cuts for Middle Class Only
Fox News ^ | 4 December 2010

Posted on 12/04/2010 9:24:38 AM PST by PapaBear3625

Senate Republicans on Saturday voted against extending the Bush tax cuts to only the middle class in a pair of votes Democrats are seizing to paint the GOP as guardians of the rich.

The Senate voted 53-36 to extend all expiring tax cuts on individuals with incomes of less than $200,000 a year and married couples making less than $250,000 -- seven shy of the required 60 to advance.

The other proposal, which drew opposition from White House officials, would have renewed them for all tax filers with incomes of $1 million or less. That also failed in a 53-36 vote.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bushsucks; bushtaxcuts; iatz; ibtz; nofilibusters; papabear3625sucks; zot
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1 posted on 12/04/2010 9:24:42 AM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: PapaBear3625

Gee, and I thought there were only 40 Republicans in the Senate....could it be that the other 13 were, GASP, DEMOCRATS!


2 posted on 12/04/2010 9:25:51 AM PST by macquire
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To: All

HEADS UP!

Behind the scenes, the negotiation for tax cuts is throwing in the kitchen sink. Jobless benefit extension, more targeted stimulus to Democrat voters, etc.

AND THEY ARE TRYING TO BOOST THE DEBT CEILING LIMIT BEFORE THE TEA PARTY CAN STOP IT.

Do not let this happen.

There Is No Urgency For All These Matters. Instruct your GOP Congress critter to wait for the new Congress to get all these items addressed.


3 posted on 12/04/2010 9:27:17 AM PST by Owen
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To: PapaBear3625
"We've got to extend the tax cuts for the middle class that are set to expire at the end of the month," he said. "If we don't, millions of middle-class families will see a big bite out of their paychecks starting January 1. And that's the last thing we should let happen."

Bull patties. The rush is to get something passed while the Dems still have control of the House and Senate (they will still have a majority of the Senate in January, but it will be much harder to overturn a Republican filibuster).

4 posted on 12/04/2010 9:28:18 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: PapaBear3625

A better title would have been “Senate Republicans Vote Down Tax Cuts for Specially Selected Americans”

I think that if it is OK to say the wealthy should pay more, it should be OK to say minorities should pay more.....in my view, both are equally evil.


5 posted on 12/04/2010 9:30:31 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Invest in guillotines. Socialism ALWATS FAILS, always. It's not just a matter of when the US gov’t collapses, it's a matter of when. The sooner the better.
6 posted on 12/04/2010 9:30:33 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: PapaBear3625
Why not just keep the tax cuts for All. This is the message. Those owning the businesses hire people. This debate is talk about a way to stop a recovery. The demonrats are at it again, spinning their lies.
7 posted on 12/04/2010 9:32:59 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: macquire

Wow, that headline is right out of the democrat play book.

Fox news is on my probation list.


8 posted on 12/04/2010 9:33:12 AM PST by DManA
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To: no-to-illegals
ACK! I can't believe you are falling for this!!!

Why not just keep the tax cuts for All.

WHAT TAX CUTS?!?! There are no tax cuts on the table.

9 posted on 12/04/2010 9:34:16 AM PST by DManA
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To: All

USE LIMITS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.

These things with expirations on them place the burden on the wrong side.

SO DO NOT LET THEM NEGOTIATE A DEBT CEILING INCREASE.

With the limit, Obamacare is destroyed automatically. Huge portions of unneeded spending is destroyed automatically.

JUST DON’T LET THAT BE PART OF THE NEGOTIATIONS. Boehner is trying to end run the new Congress.


10 posted on 12/04/2010 9:35:11 AM PST by Owen
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To: PapaBear3625

The GOP is the opposition party. Their job is to oppose. If the majority Democrats can’t pass something, thats their fault.


11 posted on 12/04/2010 9:36:55 AM PST by GeronL
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To: DManA
WHAT TAX CUTS?!?! There are no tax cuts on the table.

CORRECT!! EXTENSION DOESN'T EQUAL TAX CUT!

12 posted on 12/04/2010 9:37:09 AM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: DManA

Propaganda headline


13 posted on 12/04/2010 9:38:11 AM PST by GeronL
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To: DManA

I thought this was to abolish the ‘Bush era tax cuts’ by the democrats. If I am wrong please help me out and give me more information.


14 posted on 12/04/2010 9:40:31 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: PapaBear3625
It was only the Republicans that voted this down?

Malfeasance in the state run media.

15 posted on 12/04/2010 9:40:39 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: PapaBear3625

This why I didn’t bother to vote last time. The republicans are not on our side either. We’re all a bunch of fools for thinking either party have the interest of average folks in mind.


16 posted on 12/04/2010 9:41:02 AM PST by Tempest (I give up)
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To: PapaBear3625

Cool - they’re starting to act like a political party.


17 posted on 12/04/2010 9:41:58 AM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: teletech

They were tax cuts a decade ago. Now they are the prevailing rates. Raising any of them is a tax increase any way you spin it.

I saw some snake on Fox the other night claiming the democrats want tax cuts for everyone and by keeping the lowest rates where they are also benefits the rich since the first x$ they earn won’t be taxed any higher.

I’m sure that sounds logical and reasonably to millions of Fox viewers.


18 posted on 12/04/2010 9:41:58 AM PST by DManA
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To: no-to-illegals

See #18


19 posted on 12/04/2010 9:43:15 AM PST by DManA
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To: macquire

Alright how many Republicans voted in favor of extending middle class tax cuts?

Zero?

Way to go Corprate Republicans!


20 posted on 12/04/2010 9:44:18 AM PST by Tempest (I give up)
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To: DManA

Is your point, abolishing the tax cuts is a tax increase?


21 posted on 12/04/2010 9:44:24 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: no-to-illegals

My point is if last year a tax rate was X% and this year it Y%, and Y>X you have had a tax increase.


22 posted on 12/04/2010 9:46:28 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

okay, got it....This headline is biased though, so our leaders best get on the move.


23 posted on 12/04/2010 9:46:29 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: PapaBear3625

Who wrote that headline? The Saudi prince?

LLS


24 posted on 12/04/2010 9:47:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: no-to-illegals

I hope I didn’t come off as cruel. I think that exchange shows how easy it is, for ALL of us, to be swayed by smooth talking snakes unless we are constantly on guard and skeptical.


25 posted on 12/04/2010 9:48:42 AM PST by DManA
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To: PapaBear3625

Biased headline. Could have easily said “Republicans reject tax increases only for high earners”.


26 posted on 12/04/2010 9:49:36 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: no-to-illegals

Somehow the democrats discovered that Bush actually cut taxes for the middle class.

I hate lying liberals.


27 posted on 12/04/2010 9:51:25 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Tempest

The usual pro-bank bailou,t free traitors are in support of their Repiblican corporate schills.

Sigh...


28 posted on 12/04/2010 9:52:50 AM PST by Tempest (I give up)
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To: no-to-illegals

And to anyone who sees me sliding down the statist path, even slightly, please please correct me. I would consider it a public service. We’re all in this together.


29 posted on 12/04/2010 9:52:52 AM PST by DManA
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To: Tempest

Maybe I misunderstand what the vote was about. I understand it as a vote against raising the highest tax rates. Am I mistaken?


30 posted on 12/04/2010 9:55:06 AM PST by DManA
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To: Tempest

Didn’t vote?

Thanks for nothing.

Don’t complain!


31 posted on 12/04/2010 9:56:58 AM PST by tutstar
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To: Tempest; All

What ever comrade...


32 posted on 12/04/2010 9:57:14 AM PST by KevinDavis (I have no problem with a black president. But the one we have now is yellow to the core)
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To: DManA
They say there is no such thing as a dumb question, so I will ask away.

If no legislation is passed in the lame duck session regarding tax rates, can the new congress pass legislation that would be retroactive to Jan.1 2011? If they can with their new numbers, then the burden would be placed directly on Obama would it not?
33 posted on 12/04/2010 9:58:18 AM PST by rickomatic
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To: Tempest
Alright how many Republicans voted in favor of extending middle class tax cuts?

I hafta wonder if the Republicans would support entending the tax cuts for the rich only...Seems they've done this in the past...

34 posted on 12/04/2010 9:59:32 AM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Tempest
The point is to retain the current rates for EVERYONE.

It is nice to see the Republicans in the Senate showing some backbone for a change.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

35 posted on 12/04/2010 10:00:29 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: rickomatic

Sure it’s possible. The democrats passed a retroactive tax increase. Why couldn’t you pass a retroactive tax cut.


36 posted on 12/04/2010 10:00:38 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
I’m sure that sounds logical and reasonably to millions of Fox viewers.

The Democrats subscribe, in part, to the P.T. Barnum theory of taxation.

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

37 posted on 12/04/2010 10:01:17 AM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Iscool

Why would you wonder that? Have you heard any republican suggest that?


38 posted on 12/04/2010 10:01:37 AM PST by DManA
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To: PapaBear3625

“The voters” want a BIG government nanny state with lots of free handouts, goodies and freebies. They just want somebody else to pay for it. Alexis de Tocqueville was right. America is in BIG trouble.


39 posted on 12/04/2010 10:03:45 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Sittin' in da back of da bus since January 2009.)
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To: no-to-illegals
**Why not just keep the tax cuts for All. This is the message. **

Let's tell them! Tell them all!

U. S. Senate

40 posted on 12/04/2010 10:04:00 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: macquire

They were from the “other” seven states.....


41 posted on 12/04/2010 10:05:23 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Owen

There actually is plenty of urgency. A lot of people have to make decisions about stock options on 15 December. Even if we do something retroactive after the first of the year, a lot of investors will have already done the safe thing (dump their stock in a year where the tax on the profit is low rather than depend on GOP congresscritters) screwing up the market and a lot of job creation potential early in the new year.

Besides, the GOP should be on the offensive in the lame duck because the American people spoke loud and clear on Election Day. Every time a Dem bitches, the GOP response should be “We ran on this tax cut and the middle class threw 65 of you jerks out of office over it. Quit whining and do what is right!”

Tax rate extension for everybody, as soon as possible, without any concessions. Beat them over the head in the media cycle if they expect to get the kitchen sink or any other bloody thing for avoiding a tax hike in a recession.


42 posted on 12/04/2010 10:06:17 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: macquire

No 53 voted for this, the rest against. They needed 60 to pass.


43 posted on 12/04/2010 10:09:14 AM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for the big -24 today and -27 by the end of the month.)
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To: no-to-illegals

No compromising. No to start, no to earmarks, no new taxes....This is a new tax. This is not the gov’t’s money.

Damnit....I am so sick of this political BS. Why not have the vote before the election? No...

No compromising with these bas*ards.


44 posted on 12/04/2010 10:11:02 AM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for the big -24 today and -27 by the end of the month.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I think that is a canard. Do you think Americans would revolt if republicans disbanded the FCC? How about the Department of Transportation? How about 3/4 of the agencies in DC? There is plenty of low hanging fruit to pick before you need to get into the goodies (though that will have to come).


45 posted on 12/04/2010 10:14:16 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
Guess who is paying over 2/3 of the taxes the feds get each year. And they want to pi$$ on those people who keep this country afloat and employed?


46 posted on 12/04/2010 10:16:57 AM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Businesses aren’t hiring because it is impossible to make long run plans with this government in place. You have no idea what your tax rates will be. You have no idea what the next regulatory punch to the stomach will be. There are laws on the books where even the bureaucrats who ill be enforcing it can’t tell you what the rules are going to be.

You could not stifle economic growth any more effectively if that was your goal.


47 posted on 12/04/2010 10:17:45 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Exactly. That’s why we need this done as soon as we can get it done. I don’t support concessions, but the idea that there is no urgency is ludicrous. In fact, a President who had any economic sense and cared about American workers would have demanded permanency for these cuts as soon as he arrived in office. This should have been done yesteday, or, rather, about 23 months before yesterday.


48 posted on 12/04/2010 10:22:19 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: PapaBear3625

...so 36 Senators support the upcoming Obama tax HIKES??? Names, please?


49 posted on 12/04/2010 10:23:30 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Yup, yup, and yup.


50 posted on 12/04/2010 10:24:40 AM PST by DManA
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