Skip to comments.Senate Republicans Reject Obama's Plan to Extend Tax Cuts for Middle Class Only
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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Gee, and I thought there were only 40 Republicans in the Senate....could it be that the other 13 were, GASP, DEMOCRATS!
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.
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).
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.
Wow, that headline is right out of the democrat play book.
Fox news is on my probation list.
Why not just keep the tax cuts for All.
WHAT TAX CUTS?!?! There are no tax cuts on the table.
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.
The GOP is the opposition party. Their job is to oppose. If the majority Democrats can’t pass something, thats their fault.
CORRECT!! EXTENSION DOESN'T EQUAL TAX CUT!
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.
Malfeasance in the state run media.
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.
Cool - they’re starting to act like a political party.
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.
Alright how many Republicans voted in favor of extending middle class tax cuts?
Way to go Corprate Republicans!