House Dems pass middle class tax cuts

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    Using a wily procedural maneuver to tie Republican hands, House Democrats managed to pass, by a vote of 234-188, legislation that will allow the Bush tax cuts benefiting only the wealthiest Americans to expire.
    Democrats were not united on the issue. Twenty voted with Republicans to kill the tax cut bill, as they hold out for extending additional cuts to wealthy Americans -- though 3 Republicans, including Reps. Ron Paul (TX) and Walter Jones (NC) voted for the tax cut extensions. However the outcome will (and was designed to) allow Democrats to draw distinctions between themselves and Republicans during the 2012 election cycle.


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    Stupid libtards didn't get enough of a message on election night huh?

    It has no chance of getting passed in the Senate! Filbuster anyone? Look they needs to compromise on it and they didn't, now they will feel the wrath! Setting the mark at $1 million, when they keep saying lets raise the tax on millionaires, why then do they toss in people who make $750K under a million?

    Even if $1 mil was too high for them, most Americans (including this one) would accept $750K!
     
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    Ravi beat you to it by a c-hair :lol:
     
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    The vast majority of Americans agree to extending the cuts for the middle class, so yes, I do believe they got the message.
     
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    Actually, they ok'd not raising taxes on people in the midst of a recession.
     
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    So what exactly was the "wily procedural maneuver?"

    Actually taking a vote on it?
     
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    merged.
     
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    :lol: Good one.
     
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    I know you don't get it, because you never do! But all the Republicans, WHO PASSED THE ORIGINALLY ONE AGAINST THE DEMOCRATS WISHES, are for tax breaks for the middle class.

    HOWEVER, Americans are also against raising taxes on small business, ESPECIALLY THE SUCCESSFUL ones that hire the majority of Americans! Successful small business owners fall between the $250-$750K range!!!

    When employment shoots above 10%, YOU DEMOCRATIC FOOLS WILL BE TO BLAME!!!
     

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