Skip to comments.Tax bill clears key hurdle in Senate (The 4:20 pm ET Vote 64 - 8)
Posted on 12/13/2010 1:38:15 PM PST by Red Steel
Domenico Montanaro writes: *** UPDATE *** NBC's Ken Strickland reports based on preliminary vote tally the Senate has cleared the 60-vote threshold to advance the tax bill. The vote is still open. These are preliminary numbers
The Senate is voting on a key procedural vote on the tax cuts compromise bill; 60 was needed for passage.
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And now the RINOs are free to help the Democrats pass DREAM, DADT Repeal, and START. Reid might even have time to dust off the House’s Cap and Trade bill, and get that passed.
Yep...DREAM Act is just 1 or 2 votes away from the biggest illegal amnesty act in history.
Obama is itching to get this puppy passed it is a stimulus.
He wants it because it clearly has more BS funding for dead people and votes for him.
He is the devil himself making America suffer and then slightly letting us maybe eat; then throwing in all of this garbage. HE knows the GOP look like crap if they don’t pass it.
They best not pass any commiedream Act to make illegals legal to get votes for the party that makes you think they care;the commiecrats.
What else do you think Harry Reid wants to work on in this lamest of lame duck sessions? He’s got the time to do it and I’m sure he has a few slobbering big government Republicans that will go along, so why not? It’s now or never.
Rev II moves closer. For those who need a wake up call, here is a quote from the DOI:
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Exactly so. This whole charade is nothing more than Kabuki Theater for the masses.
Wow! 64 to 8. Are the rest home for Christmas already? There are a ton of scardy cat Republicans out there somewhere.
The vote has been going on for over 2 hrs. It is still open “because of the weather.” The vote count now is 79 - 10.
Did DeMint vote YES.
Damn it, screwed, screwed and screwed again. We've been taken for a ride in the clown car for the last couple of weeks.
"White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that dont ask, dont tell repeal was among a whole host of measures President Barack Obama believes can be accomplished before years end, but he put ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty at the top of that list after taxes.
Fairly soon after [tax cuts], the Senate will move to the debate on START ratification, Gibbs said. This is a treaty that has the votes to pass the Senate and I believe will pass the Senate before we go home for the holidays.
The Senate was expected to take a vote Monday on the tax deal struck between the president and Republicans.
Asked where the DREAM Act and DADT repeal stood on the presidents priority list of achievable measures, Gibbs declined to be specific."
Theres not a list of 1, 2, 3, 4, he said. Theres are a series of things I think the president believes are important and can be done this year.
Well, I should say this I think its a distinct possibility dont ask, dont tell will be repealed by the end of this year, and thats where our efforts will be, he said."
SO much for no more deficit spending
The GOP learned nothing from the last election
In a nutshell Republicans who vote for this are voting for two years of temporary release from a tax increase in exchange for massively increasing the Federal debt even though Republicans will have the numbers after the lame duck session to pass a much more favorable tax bill that Obama probably won’t have the balls to veto and if he does will damage himself and the Democrats politically whether the economy goes further south or not.
Clearly the rinos didn’t get the message that a continuation of the “temporary” tax “cuts” system with a looming draconian expiration date is unacceptable. Permanentizing the current rates might have had some stimulative effect. The kind of garbage they’re pulling now is going to do nothing but convince investors and lenders to stay in their bunkers, it is only the eye of the storm.