Reid Can't Explain Why Dems Didn't Raise Taxes When They Had the Chance

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  1. Stephanie
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    here it is folks, see this for what it is...

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    At a press conference in the Capitol today, Senate Democrats continued to make their push to raise income taxes on individuals, as well as small businesses that file with the IRS as individuals, earning more than $250,000 per year. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid couldn't explain why he didn't pass this bill in 2009 or 2010 when Democrats had huge majorities in the House and Senate and could have actually sent it to President Obama to sign into law.


    TWS: Leader Reid, when it comes to the Bush tax cuts...why didn't Senate Democrats push through this bill back when you controlled the Senate, the House, and the presidency?

    REID: The tax cuts weren't about to expire then. So that's why we're doing it now.

    TWS: You could have foreseen this issue two years ago.

    REPORTER: What are you talking about? They expired at the end of 2010.

    REID: And that's why they were extended one year.

    TWS: Why didn't they vote when you could have pushed this bill through and had it signed into law?

    REID: Next question.

    Update: Here's the video of the exchange (courtesy of NRO):

    At a press conference in the Capitol today, Senate Democrats continued to make their push to raise income taxes on individuals, as well as small businesses that file with the IRS as individuals, earning more than $250,000 per year. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid couldn't explain why he didn't pass this bill in 2009 or 2010 when Democrats had huge majorities in the House and Senate and could have actually sent it to President Obama to sign into law.


    TWS: Leader Reid, when it comes to the Bush tax cuts...why didn't Senate Democrats push through this bill back when you controlled the Senate, the House, and the presidency?

    REID: The tax cuts weren't about to expire then. So that's why we're doing it now.

    TWS: You could have foreseen this issue two years ago.

    REPORTER: What are you talking about? They expired at the end of 2010.

    REID: And that's why they were extended one year.

    TWS: Why didn't they vote when you could have pushed this bill through and had it signed into law?

    REID: Next question.

    Update: Here's the video of the exchange (courtesy of NRO):
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9mY1qotOE8]Harry Reid: "Next Question" - YouTube[/ame]

    all of it here
    Reid Can't Explain Why Dems Didn't Raise Taxes When They Had the Chance | The Weekly Standard
     
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    what a dumb ass he is.
     
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    I suspect the only reason why they didn't raise taxes on the rich when they had the chance was because they didn't have the votes. IOW, at least a few dems didn't have the balls to do so.
     

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