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Senate Defeats Harry Reid's "Billionaire Tax"
Posted on 10/11/2011 4:29:58 PM PDT by pabianice
The US Senate just voted to defeat Harry reid's 5.6% added income tax on "billionaires" (those making over $1M/year). Two Dems joined 46 Repubs to kill the bill that needed 60 votes to continue.
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billionaires; donothingsenate; millionaires; reid
Reid will, of course, now shout that Repubs only want to help the rich.
posted on 10/11/2011 4:30:00 PM PDT
So, how’s that “nuclear option” working for ya Harry!@
Pubbies doing what they were elected to do, in spite of the verbal attacks that they knew were coming from the pimp child and his whores.
posted on 10/11/2011 4:37:33 PM PDT
by jivin gene
(Breakin' up is hard to do)
You mean with STINKY HARRY and his nuclear option and the fact the DIMWITS control the Senate it still went down in flames?
Bush’s fault maybe? Or maybe the tsunami?
This is the headline from Yahoo news;
Senate Republicans vote to kill Obama’s jobs bill.
posted on 10/11/2011 4:41:03 PM PDT
(Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
Reid will not quit, he will find another way to cheat.
posted on 10/11/2011 4:44:47 PM PDT
(~ Just livin' life~)
Out of curiosity, who were the two Democrats?
posted on 10/11/2011 4:48:27 PM PDT
(The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
5.6% added income tax on "billionaires"
(those making over $1M/year) ---------------------------------------------------------
posted on 10/11/2011 5:01:12 PM PDT
by Personal Responsibility
(Get ready for an aberration of epic proportions! - Herman Cain 2012)
To: Personal Responsibility
posted on 10/11/2011 5:02:55 PM PDT
(The Presidency is not an entry-level position.)
posted on 10/11/2011 5:03:39 PM PDT
To: jivin gene
Obama -- My policies are based on a robust economic model: A big sinking ship raises the water level
for smaller ships. Millionaires don't have a right to keep any of their hard-earned cash. At a certain
point you've made enough money. And trade in that gas-guzzling SUV.
Countdown until Zer0 leaves Office: 466 days as of October 11, 2011.
posted on 10/11/2011 5:27:21 PM PDT
(The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
That would be called a bipartisan defeat.
posted on 10/11/2011 5:50:58 PM PDT
I don’t think they need 60 votes anymore. I thought Harry changed the rules to simple majority to bring bills to the floor for a vote(went nuclear).
posted on 10/11/2011 5:51:25 PM PDT
by Secret Agent Man
(I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
To: Secret Agent Man
I wish I knew more about this, but from what I gather he didn’t use the Nuclear Option to change the filibuster rules. Rather he used it to change the rules on amending bills.
Still the precedent is there for some future Senate to use for changing filibuster rules. It’s unfortunate in a way. Needing 60 votes helps to give the Senate consistency from one election to the next. (If 60 Senators support it today, odds are that you won’t get 60 to repeal it next year.)
Hopefully we can get enough Dems to support repealing Obamacare without needing to change the filibuster rule.
posted on 10/11/2011 7:22:06 PM PDT
by MN Mitch
he can screw up a lot more in 466 Days.
posted on 10/11/2011 8:06:10 PM PDT
by CPT Clay
(Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
To: Secret Agent Man
This “nuclear fart” means that the Repubs are not allowed to add amendments to bills if 51 senators say no. It had been 60.
posted on 10/12/2011 6:59:04 AM PDT
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