Theodore's World: Obama Ticked His Tax Hike Plan Fails In Senate

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December 05, 2010

Obama Ticked His Tax Hike Plan Fails In Senate

U.S. Senate vote announced on not extending the Bush Tax Cuts to all Americans. The vote Saturday was 53-36, seven short of the 60 needed to advance the measure. (Dec. 4)

Democrats had pushed the bill, but it failed to get a 3/5 required majority for passage. Republicans held firm, insisting that it would be insane to raise taxes on any American – particularly those who run businesses and hire workers – in such a woeful economic environment.

Republicans voted unanimously against the House-passed bill, and they were joined by four Democrats — Senators Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and Jim Webb of Virginia — as well as by Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut. ( source )


The reaction from Obama. He is clearly not pleased with Republicans.


Wild Thing's comment........

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.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 5, 2010 03:55 AM


For the past 8 years or so, the Democrats have been telling everyone that only the wealthy got a tax cut from Bush. And, like the stupid idiots the left is, they believed them. Now, suddenly, they're telling everyone that the middle class also got a tax cut from Bush and that they, the Democrats, need to save this tax cut for them while sticking it to the wealthy.

Posted by: BobF at December 5, 2010 09:05 AM

Maybe Congress is beginning to actually represent the people more. Last November's elections may have rung a bell in Congress. The Tea Party movement called for lower taxes for everyone.Now the Senate has suddenly become more conservative. Perhaps the lame duck Congress won't be pushing through the obama agenda.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at December 5, 2010 10:17 AM

Bob, I can't stand how they do this, and how stupid or lazy brained the people are that believe the dems about this. Thank you Bob got your comment about this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 5, 2010 04:11 PM

Tom you hit the nail on the head. I have noticed a big change in the way the republicans speak on these talk shows and their press conferences etc. They know we mean business and at the same time they know we will back them if they stand up for what we sent them there to do. I agree with what you said so much. a bell has been rung in Congress.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 5, 2010 04:15 PM