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The Important Vote That Doesn't Count

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Budget, DINOs, GOP Lies, Taxes, Video )

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TomCat S (126)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 9:27 am
Yesterday the Senate held two votes without filibusters. Have you regained consciousness? Apparently McConnell allowed it so Republicans can claim that Democrats voted to raise YOUR taxes. Unless YOU are a millionaire or billionaire, that is a lie. The Republican bill would extend all the Bush tax cuts. Since they are already slated to expire, voting against their bill was not a vote to raise taxes. It was a vote to leave earlier legislation unchanged. The Democratic Bill would lower rates to present levels for all but the top 2% as soon as the Bush tax cuts expire. It is not a tax increase. It is an entirely new tax cut for the poor and middle classes. It did put the entire Republican Party on record voting against a tax cut for 98% of Americans.

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 10:29 am
dog forbid the billionaires might have to pony up some dough.
those heartless "aires" could learn a few things about empathy.
our founding fathers would disapprove greatly with what has been left and twisted of their wonderful document and philosophies.....pursuit of happiness? Only if you were born into a wealthy family.

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 11:52 am
Perhaps the votes didn't mean much given that all tax related bills have to originate in the House. But as you say TC, "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!


Edwin M (346)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 5:25 pm
Thanks Kit, I'm well aware of our wonderful Senator Toomey and who he truly represents and unfortunately we're stuck with him until 2016

P A (117)
Monday July 30, 2012, 5:22 am
thanks TC.

TomCat S (126)
Monday July 30, 2012, 9:02 am
Thanks all.

John, Bernie supports most Democrats including Obama.
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