Well it looks as if the Senate is not going to budge on the Bush Tax Cuts. We knew they wouldn’t. I suppose we’ll see if the House Republicans will grow a set and stand up for all Americans and extend those tax cuts to everyone equally.
The Senate opened the drama Wednesday with surprise debates and passage of a Democratic bill fashioned on President Barack Obama’s proposal to extend the income tax cuts to all but the wealthiest Americans through 2013. It passed even though the measure stands no chance of surviving the Republican-led House. Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, intends to bring up that measure in his chamber next week.
So the matter was a nearly certain stalemate even before Democratic leader Harry Reid and Republican leader Mitch McConnell abruptly agreed to vote on two measures, spent the day accusing each other of playing politics and the last 20 minutes trying to get the last word.
Frankly, it’s tiresome seeing the same old playbook used by the Democrats involving class warfare to divide the American people. If it isn’t class warfare, it’s racism.
Polls have suggested that the American people are against the Democrats. However, just as Americans were against the passage of Obamacare, Democrats have thumbed their noses at the American people and declared they will do it their way. After all, in the eyes of the Democrat Party the American people are too immature and stupid to know what is best of them.
Wednesday’s Senate vote on the $250 billion Democratic bill was a near-party line 51-40 tally, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding over the chamber in the unlikely event his vote was needed to break a tie. Minutes earlier, senators voted 54-45 to reject the rival Republican package that would have included the wealthiest Americans in the tax reductions.
“The House will vote next week to stop that tax hike, and until the Senate does the same, the threat to our economy remains,” Boehner said in a statement.