House Dems Pass Only Middle Class Tax Cut Bill

  • metta

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    Dec 02, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    House Dems Pass Only Middle Class Tax Cut Bill

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    Dec 02, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    Oh, this should be good. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 02, 2010 10:09 PM GMT
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    Dec 02, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 said


    LOL. Oh dear, someone's upset our Orange Overlord. icon_lol.gif

    Vote against it McConnell, we dare you.
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    Dec 02, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    Does he have to vote on it? Isn't there something called filibustering? I want to see traditional filibustering:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filibuster#SenateIn the modern filibuster, the senators trying to block a vote do not have to hold the floor and continue to speak as long as there is a quorum, although the Senate Majority Leader may require an actual traditional filibuster if he or she so chooses.
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    Dec 03, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    Democrats have to stand back and let them vote against it

    Let them filibuster .....

    Let the unemployment checks stop

    Let DADT not get voted on

    Let all the tax cuts expire

    ...... and like They Said in GYPSY icon_cool.gif

    Curtain Up ..... Light the Lights

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    Dec 03, 2010 2:34 AM GMT
    GQjock saidDemocrats have to stand back and let them vote against it

    Let them filibuster .....

    Let the unemployment checks stop

    Let DADT not get voted on

    Let all the tax cuts expire

    ...... and like They Said in GYPSY icon_cool.gif

    Curtain Up ..... Light the Lights

    We Got Nothin' to Hit but the Heights

    You'll be Swell --- You'll be Grand

    Honey Everything's comin' up Roses and Daffodils


    Exactly. Now we just hope Obama has the intestinal rectitude for this. He needs to hold a press conference and say "Republicans are holding the American people's business hostage to reward their secretive, wealthy donors. And we are not backing down. If your taxes go up, blame them."
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    Dec 03, 2010 4:25 AM GMT
    I ohly hope that Reid gets his balls together and forces the republicans to show just who they're for. But men, don't hold your breath for Reid or Obama to use some balls and do what they should. The public is behind the president on this no tax deductions over 250,000 and yet he's still bargaining away his strength.
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    Dec 03, 2010 4:36 AM GMT
    Soon-to-be-House Speaker John Boehner is not happy to see the House Democrats pushing a bill that includes only the tax cuts for income under $250,000. “I’m trying to catch my breath so I don’t refer to this maneuver going on today as chicken crap, all right?”

    There are 238,781 households in John Boehner’s district. There are 2,824 of them with an income above $200,000. That’s 1.1 percent. And that 1.1 percent is too large, as many of those people make between $200,000 and $250,000, and so every dollar of their income will be eligible for the tax cuts the Democrats are pushing.

    So in all likelihood, what separates a tax cut bill that’s “chicken crap” from a tax cut bill that’s great is its treatment of the richest 1 percent of households in Boehner’s district. And $700 billion slapped right onto the deficit. If Republicans win this debate despite the unpopularity of their position and its violent contradiction to their stated concern for the deficit, it’ll be one of the most impressive coups in recent political memory.