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Middle-Class Tax Cut Extension Passes Senate: Policy or Politics?


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, congress, republicans, tax cuts, democrats, government, ethics, usa, news, obama, politics )

Cal
- 714 days ago - csmonitor.com
Senate Democrats squeak through an extension of middle-class tax cuts. Republicans deride it as damaging to the economy. And a January train wreck for spending cuts and tax increases looms even closer.



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Carol H. (229)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 4:49 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

John Gregoire (257)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 6:39 am
Monumetal waste of time in the Senate. let the tax cuts expire for all and get on with stopping the huge axe that will fall in January.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 1:01 pm
Even "politics" CAN be Good Policy! Since when is doing the Right Thing "just politics"? I wish the Democrats would Force More "Politics" on the GreedyOnePercenters!!!
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 2:56 pm
How often does Congress do ANYTHING without politics in mind? :-)
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 4:02 pm
Good luck. The republican goal is to make certain President Obama only has a four year office no matter how destroyed our lives become.
 

Barb Mann (12)
Friday July 27, 2012, 6:28 am
Sad! What's wrong ith our government? Don't they care about us hard working Americans that can barely make it?
 

Dave C. (209)
Friday July 27, 2012, 9:28 am
I think Yvonne says it very well!
 

Lynn Squance (224)
Friday July 27, 2012, 11:11 am
Politics pure and simple.

Perhaps the votes didn't mean much given that all tax related bills have to originate in the House. However, this would not be the first time that the Senate has initiated a tax bill, and the House has taken it up, introduced and passed it, and then returned it to the Senate for approval.

What I find amusing is Jabber Jowls McConnell saying, on record, that the only reason the Republican/Teabaggers didn't filibuster the Democratic bill was because it didn't adhere to constitutional rules, mainly that all taxation bills must originate in the House, and therefore it could not become law. If ever there was an admission of obstruction, that was it!

One of these days, the Republican/Teabagger leadership (if that's what you call it!) will shoot the party in the foot and end up being as extinct as dinosaurs!

 

Michael T. (82)
Friday July 27, 2012, 4:41 pm
You folks will enjoy this brief YouTube of Mitch McConnell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6i0Ee6RfFg&feature=related
 

JL A. (274)
Friday July 27, 2012, 8:12 pm
Time to call your Rep in the House to vote on and for the senate bill
 

Michael T. (82)
Friday July 27, 2012, 8:15 pm
Reaching my Rep in FL whose name is Rooney would be as doable as reaching Andy Rooney who is now dead. Rooney the Looney is a GOP/Teabuggerer.
 

Terry V. (30)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 11:03 am
noted, thanks
FYI Sorry friends,my profile is down until I get help from care2 support
 

Kenneth Davies (0)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 11:21 am
noted
 
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