Skip to comments.Republicans reject 'Buffett rule' in the Senate (51 to 45)
Posted on 04/16/2012 4:37:19 PM PDT by Red Steel
Reporting from Washington
Republican-led opposition blocked the 'Buffett rule' from advancing in the Senate, turning back an election year effort by President Obama to slap a new tax rate on those earning beyond $1 million a year.
Nearly all Republicans voted against the measure, a potentially risky move at a time when 60% of voters support the measure, according to a recent Gallup poll, as a way to ensure wealthy Americans pay their fair share of taxes. Democrats are likely to revive the effort in coming months.
Continuing to allow some of the wealthiest Americans to use special tax breaks to avoid paying their fair share simply cannot be justified, the White House said in a statement before the vote.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
There are only 47 Republicans, so I think the LA Times may be pushing a lie.
One Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, joined Democrats in voting to advance the measure. One Democrat, Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, voted against.
Dang! I was unaware that there are 51 republicans in the senate these days! /sarcasm
Typical of Susan Collins - why can’t we get rid of her?
TEXT of the Bill:
And she is more conservative than Mitt Romney.
Grouped By Vote Position
Not Voting - 4
Republicans were on the 45 side.
There, fixed it.
Collins feels guilty her husband is under investigation for stealing from the gov’t
Hard to tell that from the headline now isn’t it?
Do say more. I was not aware of this issue...
What lie? With exception of Snowe the Republicans pulled together and were responsible for defeating the bill. The vote was close though so we have our work cut out for us.
The same 60% that would piss and moan if you dared raised their taxes or asked 43% of them to at least pay SOME INCOME TAX. Hypocrites!!! If this 60% wants someone to pay more taxes for THEIR BIG government, I suggest they THEY DO IT! They are NOT Americans. They're freeloaders.
Typical of Susan Collins - why cant we get rid of her?
Why is it that people like collins never have a moose related acident?