By Henry Decker

Senate Democrats Pass Middle-Class Tax Cut Extension

July 25, 2012 5:52 pm Category: Memo Pad 64 Comments A+ / A-

The Senate narrowly passed a Democratic plan to extend the Bush tax cuts for all but the wealthiest two percent of Americans, in a surprise vote that few thought would actually take place.

The measure passed by a narrow 51-48 margin; Vice President Joe Biden presided over the tally in case his vote was needed to break a tie.

While the Bush tax cuts would be extended for lower and middle income families under the Democratic plan, the wealthy would see a return to rates similar to what they paid under the Clinton administration. The New York Times reports:

Under the Senate-passed bill, income tax rates for couples’ earnings over $250,000 would rise from 33 percent to 36 percent. Tax rates on income over about $390,000 would rise from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. The rate on most dividends and capital gains would rise from 15 percent to 20 percent for incomes over $250,000.

Most observers had assumed that Senate Republicans would filibuster the Democratic measure, but Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced this morning that he would allow a straight up-or-down vote in order to put Democrats on the record.

“The only way to force people to take a stand is to make sure that today’s votes truly count,” McConnell said. “By setting these votes at the 50-vote threshold, nobody on the other side can hide behind a procedural vote while leaving their views on the actual bill itself a mystery, a simple mystery to the people who sent them here.”

Before passing the Democratic-backed plan, the Senate voted down a Republican proposal to extend all of the Bush tax cuts — including those on the wealthy — by a 45-54 vote margin. Republicans Scott Brown and Susan Collins defected and voted with the Democrats on that measure.

Although Senate Democrats won today, their victory is largely symbolic. While their tax plan has gotten through the upper chamber, it is almost certain to be shot down in the Republican-dominated House of Representatives. Still, there are political benefits to their success; as Senator Chuck Schumer’s spokesperson tweeted, “Today, McConnell has set up the House GOP to take the fall on Jan 1 if middle-class tax cuts not extended .”

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  • dave heatherly

    Mitch McConnell a man of few brain cells and many words…..A modern miracle

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

    Great ..lets punish the achievers so we can give free shit to the lazy ..it’s all good the lazy are doing what Obama wants and that is to hate the rich when they arent doing dope and watching Maury . meanwhile have you ever gotten a job from an Occupier or an Obama voter on welfare …he doesnt care he will get those people’s votes

    • johninPCFL

      Oh shut up idiot. A 3% increase to pay for the free shit the wealthy already received and didn’t pay for is long overdue.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

        yes you are

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/C7J6HCXTJRDJEQOQVWZ7FZJIBQ BILL B

      How will exstending the Bush Tax cuts benefit the people who don’t work and is on welfare?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KENXFYNILOR5Q3VCSSWHRWB3VI JERRIE D

        Tens of thousands do NOT WANT to be on welfare, want to work, etc. By extending the tax cuts ONLY for those making under $250,000 will translate into more tax revenue coming into the government coffers, which will, in turn, help lower the deficit some, help stabilize those programs and hopefully prevent the G.O.P. congressional majority from making so many deep cuts. Unfortunately, if hypocrite Mitt is elected the first thing the republican majority will do, is reverse those tax cuts so that they will continue to benefit the wealthiest individuals, families, and corporations and overburden the poor and middle class.

        • Mari Johnson

          Entirely too rational for the far far hate filled right!

    • scareygary

      Michael, You’ve swallowed that whole ‘job creators’ myth, haven’t you? People with businesses hire new workers when there’s DEMAND for goods and services, or have you never studied capitalism. We’ve seen tax break after tax break for the wealthiest since Reagan, and all it’s gotten us is RICHER folks at the top and a gutted middle class. If that’s what you want….keep voting GOP (Greed over People)…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/Mbrown6135 Michael Brown

      What is it to call out the wealthy to pay more taxes than their maid or landscaper! Greed is why we are not creating jobs and greed is why we cannot agree or disagree together on any issue.

      Someday soon it may cause all of us to look in the mirror at what we have become. You know peolple around the world are watching us !!!! I hope that it not too late? Think more highly of others than you do of yourself!

    • Mari Johnson

      After I ignore your rotten language sand your disparagement of the poor, Now I want to address your un-Godly whine, It is not even my rule, it is God’s rule that we ARE our brother’s keepers. I am a Republican but I absolutely and thoroughly disavow your nasty comment. It neither comports with the very spirit of America nor of God’s rule for our behavior.

    • Joseph Hemphill

      stoll, you are a stupid asshole, I work hard 6 to 7 days a week as a small business owner, I am the middle class numbnuts, you are nothing but a robotic shill for the greedy old party.

    • Yappy2

      The super wealthy aren’t creating any jobs. They are just hanging on to their money. First it was to see how the Supreme Court was going to vote on Obama care. Now they are going to wait and see who is going to be President in November and then no matter who gets in in November, they will have another excuse to not create jobs here in the USA.

      • highpckts

        All the big companies that laid off thousands of workers when all this went down used the economy as an excuse to bump up their bottom line. Now that they have figured out that they can get by with fewer people, work them to death and have them in fear of losing their jobs, they don’t have to hire anymore people! That is greed!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWNK5E33OIFUMQVAGQQA7GDM2M Bigspender

      Stool sample — you are pathetic. You live in a world composed only of stupid. I pity you as I would the village idiot.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6AWPZLDNHQ7YIKOGA3B7RTFJLQ tiredinSeattle

    I think that the past few years in Congress would have gone a bit more smoothly without Harry and Mitch. McConnell who has stopped all progress just to defeat Obama and Reid who can’t vocalize what is going on …….

    • bigspender7

      Mitch McConnell is a practicing necrophiliac. Look it up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.bean1 Charles Bean

    Hmm, I just listened to Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, interview Senator Boxer stating this did not pass, the GOP or Democrat versions. ?????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C7J6HCXTJRDJEQOQVWZ7FZJIBQ BILL B

    Michael Stoll: How can exstending the Bush tax cuts help the poor and on welfare people?
    This is for middle class people who work every day who needs the tax cuts for paying bills, food etc…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7BGZVOI5JGSG7OENNT6NIRQ3EM jimbo

      this is for the working class of people . those that work and do the things that we all do to take care of our families. Not all of the middle class are deadbeats as some of you guys seem to think we are . I have worked for 56 years of my 70 years on this earth . Do you Republicans think that you are the only ones that work ? Well if you do then I got a surprise for you you are not . We Democrats work just as hard as any Republican ever has . My family has worked for ever thing they have and will untill we die . I am dam tired of you Republicans who think you are the only ones who ever work . I know plenty of Republicans just as lazy as anybody else .

      • DurdyDawg

        Driving around in their caddies, dropping off at the food stamp office (to get their fair share) while texting their snub nose ilk about the atrocities of feeding moochers..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6SJHIXTNUI3LGFCQAL4BMUCCTY Theresa R

      Bill B – The working middle class will also get the tax cuts. I know I sure need them, I’m not poor, more middle class, raising my three daughter by mysel has been a challenge, but I have been able to do this and never had to apply for subsistence of any kind, as you can tell I am pretty proud of myself. I am a Union Pipefiter/Welder, I do love my job, it has given me the ability to work hard for my daughters, especially since there father decided to not pay support. I have one daughter in pre-med and making straight A’s and on the deans list, with her heavy class load she is unable to get a full time job, that’s what you have to do to have insurance, but, with Obamacare she is allowed to be on my insurance untild she reaches 26, it’s a GREAT feeling as a mother, knowing that if they get sick they can go to the doctor on my insurance and it won’t be other taxpayers paying her bill,

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YPI4NVMAWGSK43SFUAL6OUISGA Bunny

        Garnish the lazy fathers paycheck, if you can. These girls should get help from their father.

  • vriel

    Wow what I see when I travel are a lot of Rich people sitting by the pool ordering expensive drinks while poor people server them, feed them and clean their rooms. The biggest Laziest and most worthless waists of flesh I have met are the kids of rich people who live their lives doing nothing but spending money and complaining about the poor and how much of daddies money is waisted on taxes.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KENXFYNILOR5Q3VCSSWHRWB3VI JERRIE D

    Won’t matter. 98% of the time the G.O.P. congressional majority either won’t allow the legislation to make it to the floor for a vote, or refuses to agree. The senate vote, I am sure, is only symbolic, and is a way for the G.O.P. to try and manipulate or con the public into thinking they are on the side of American workers or the vote and compromise would have taken place 6-8 months ago. The G.O.P. is still going to use the bully pulpit and their “my way or no way political philosophy” to find a way for the middle class tax extension to not take place while still trying to blame all the economic ills on the president, even though mess started in 2006 and 2007 under President George W. Bush, who was more focused on Iraq, and seemed to forget that running the country was about being a leader for everyone, including the middle class.

    • DurdyDawg

      Ah! But Dubya thought it was awesome..

      • jarheadgene

        and he was” famous and powerful” – don’t forget.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marilyn-Furrie/100000257062158 Marilyn Furrie

      i agree with most of your post except the bully pulpit i have always thought was the presidents venue. looks as if ‘OVER THE CLIFF ‘ is the only way to stop the GOP idiocy.

  • alumahead

    They should just rename Congress Shenaniganland and get it over with. McConnell sloughs it off to Boehner so he can have someone to blame. Still, it is a pleasant surprise that the Thugs didn’t filibuster. It must be too close to the election.

  • http://www.facebook.com/navnitmn Navnit Mandalaywala

    France did the same a few days ago with new Govt and Its New president.

    Rich must sacrifice for the country.

    Nick

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6SJHIXTNUI3LGFCQAL4BMUCCTY Theresa R

      I don’t know if I would call it sacrificing, they were getting a tax break and now they won’t be, just paying their share.

  • Tim Linerud

    Why wouldn’t the dems go on record for taxing the wealthy?

    • rustingdreams

      They just did in the Senate Tim, and I’m sure they will in the house as well. The question is, why won’t the GOP? Oh, I forgot, it’s against President Norquist’s rules. Sorry!

  • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

    What You Mean The American Taliban Congress Didn’t Block It????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RVYPVWA2QMHQQPDTAR7VG4ZFQ4 Pratap M

    Stop the dirty politics, don’t waste time as we pay for the job to be done in time to the elected officials. Impassse will be resolved again by President Obama hopefully after the election. God Bless America

  • bigspender7

    Well its a good start. Perhaps the sensible people in Congress will prevail for a change. The tea partiers and others who bow down to saint norquist will fight it of course. Nothing can change those people — they live in a blind fog of ideological zealotry. Pray for tea party extinction…. before its too late.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7BGZVOI5JGSG7OENNT6NIRQ3EM jimbo

      the first thing we need to do is get rid of the tea party that is in congress . They are the ones that are running the GOP . John Boehner does not have the balls to run the House like it needs to be run .

  • bigspender7

    Remember the wealthy get the same tax break as everyone else. Their taxes on the first $250k does not increase under the democratic plan.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7BGZVOI5JGSG7OENNT6NIRQ3EM jimbo

      that is true but after that it goes to 39.6 % big jump of 3 % I bet they can’t pay it .LOL The one thing that make me mad as hell other than a deadbeat that won’t work is a wealthy man that does everthing he can to get out of paying his taxes . I think that a man that does ever thing he can to get out of paying his taxes is as bad as a terriorst . I can’t stand them.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6SJHIXTNUI3LGFCQAL4BMUCCTY Theresa R

        I’m with you on that Jimbo. Another freeloader I can’t sttand are the ones who can afford to pay for their medical insurace, but, refuses to buy it. But when they get sick and go to a community hospital and not pay the bill, which then forces the taxpayers to pick up the tab!! This stufff infuriates me – just pay your damn way so others done end up paying it for you!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    well its a good thing it made it this far . could very well be that the GOP,S are trying to protect there sits now getting browney points from the ppl. still theres a lot of things that the GOP should do also . like stop the war on women if thy want to keep there sits then thy would need women . as for the GOP,S that got there sits in 2010 buy saying that thy was going to get jobs for the country,s ppl. . a lie thy got there sits and just made the party of no bigger thats all . you know GOP if you was smart then you would be pushing hard to get the roads and bridges fized that will make a lot of jobs . and if you say where will the money come from ? then just do what Bush did with his to wars and his meds thing he did that wasnt payed for as least if you help fix the roads and bridges you get a lot more money from that to bring down the detp. not like the wars when you hasve one of them you never get back that money its gone boom boom. truly gone up in smoke if it was midevil times like what england did fight wars and then try to take ovee the countrys thy beat up . with the roads being fixed then at least the money for the workers comes back into the country . none of the workers are going to put there money thy make in an offshore account . thy will spend it in the country and then help bring what the country owes pretty simply

  • bigspender7

    Stool — you are pathetic. You live in a world composed only of stupid. I pity you.

  • onedonewong

    Its time old Harry stops the nonsense and starts passing appropriations bills. It been 4 years since the Senate has passed a budget. The House has already passed 8 appropriations bills . Where is the senate and barak???

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lyle-Miller/100000127951179 Lyle Miller

      Last time I checked, the Senate cannot start an appropriation bill. Of course, they *could* use the same parlor tricks to pass such a bill as they used to get ObamaCare into law.

      What’s the matter? Afraid of what will happen if an appropriations bill with all the Pork & Trimmings is not passed? And you are aware that an appropriations bill has to be passed for every single year, are you not? It does not matter if the Senate Passes such a bill. It will end up as dead in the House as the House’s have been in the Senate. The only thing that would be accomplished is getting rid of one of their empty shells, so they can not play this trick as often.

      Expect their to be more and more resistance to increasing the Federal Deficit. Obama has the Record there, by far, in the average amount, (even as a percentage of GDP) of *any* President, even breaking the prior records set back in the days of WWII.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lyle-Miller/100000127951179 Lyle Miller

    The Democrats take all credit for this, but unfortunately, if *not* extending the tax breaks for all turns into a further downturn of the economy, they also get to take all the blame.

    Good Luck!

  • Phil Johnson

    Since the Constitution requires that any tax law must originate in the lower house of Congress, the House of Representatives. Since it originated in the Senate, McConnell had nothing to love by not voting it down. He knew it would never pass the House of Representatives, so he merely kept the Repugnants from looking like the bad guys they are, and let the bill pass and go nowhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Connie-Witter/100000044568446 Connie Witter

    I am truly delighted to see the President throwing caution to the wind and taking matters
    in hand like he should have been. Keep up your stride,administer like you are expected to, say firmly what you mean and, mean what you say – firmly. Eventually, they WILL get the
    message and you WILL GET the respect both here and abroad.
    Thanks for what you do!

    Connie Witter

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SXJMOVSPB7JGKGDJPJ6DQZRJLE James Menser

    I thank that the house should pass this tax cut .You know these G.O.P ort to be voteed out of office. Because they are a fraid to try to help ant body that ant rich .And that is all there is to it and about it. They dont wont the working man to have any thing at all. They are all just like Romney. To hell with the working man if you dont have money to by any thing in the world. That
    you wont well just ant any thing at all.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6SJHIXTNUI3LGFCQAL4BMUCCTY Theresa R

    I just can’t believe that Americans can’t see that repubs in Congress are not voting for what’s best for the American people, they are voting for what’s best for themselves !!! The repubs have blocked every effort to improve the economy. Record filibusters, unprecedented obstuction, and lowest approval rating in the history for Congress. All I’ve seen from a repub controlled house are record attacks on womens health, the middle class, voting rights, and working families. Bills used to repeal child labor laws, repeal the minimum wage, bills to take worker’s rights, laws to disenfranchise minority voters, and 27 bills to cut taxes even more for the rich repubs disingenuously called jobs bills is all that has come from them. Why did the repubs block a bill to take away the tax incentives for corporations to export jobs? Why did repubs vote to keep the $113 Billion is tax subsidies for the rich? They whine about making sure children don’t go hungry but seem to be okay with $Billions$ and $billions$ of taxpayer subsidies going to the rich corporations, Most of which paid no taxes to start with. I just don’t get what’s going on in this election, I see a lot of Americans standing by a candidate that they themselves have done no research on, only because he’s a repub. If Romney was a Democrat, would these same people say it’s okay for him not to show the American people his finances, NO – We sure the hell wouldn’t. Repubs don’t give a damn about America, they don’t give a damn about who they candidate it, whether he will destroy our country or not, to them it’s like a football game, they don’t care how their team gets there, just as long as they WIN!! #Pathetic

  • susanwyman

    Hello People!!!
    We ALL need to wake up! NOW!
    Do you really think that the Republicans give a rats ass about you, your family & the rest of the 99% of the world?
    You have the RRR (radical, religious, republican) leaders that will say & do anything to keep you under them because they are so damn afraid that you & your family will take a slice of the pie they stole from you & your family…
    Then you have the ignorant, nieve, gullible, easily swayed ones, they prey on, that don’t take the time to check the truthfulness of what they say & do a little research and look at the other side… it’s called brain washing with manipulation & seduction…
    I KNOW!!!
    I WAS A REPUBLICAN!!!
    I TOOK THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THE TRUTHFULNESS, RESEARCH & LOOK AT THE OTHER SIDE… NOW… I AM… a republican

    GONE DEMOCRATIC!!!

    BECAUSE EVERYONE IS DESERVING!!!
    at the very least… of having a lovely, beautiful, safe, healthy, home, furnishings, a vacation & medical assistance when needed…

    GET IT STRAIGHT PEOPLE!

    socialism started when we ALL, allowed prices to rise 50 to 90% above what the current cost of living is…

    How does it make you feel to realize prices are 50 to 90% higher than what the businesses are paying you?

    THAT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO BUY A LOVELY, BEAUTIFUL, SAFE, HEALTHY, 3 or 4 BEDROOM HOME FOR ABOUT $17 TO $20,000.00

    Do something about it!!! Don’t just sit there & let them manipulate, seduce & brain wash you to think this is “GREAT PAY & GREAT BENEFITS”!!!

    START A BUSINESS OF YOU OWN… EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO MOW LAWNS OR CLEAN TOILETS… IT IS BETTER YOU MAKE MINIMUM WAGE FOR YOURSELF THAN IT IS TO BE A SLAVE TO THE BUSINESS OWNERS THAT USE YOU SO THEY GET RICH OFF YOUR HARD WORK & EFFORTS…

    TELL THE BUSINESS OWNERS, POLITICIANS & WANT TO BE PEOPLE THAT THEY DON’T HAVE A BUSINESS WITHOUT “THE PEOPLE” SO IT’S ONLY RIGHT SAM WALTON’S HEIRS SHARE THE MAJORITY OF THE OVER $20 TRILLION DOLLARS EACH ONE OF THEM RECEIVE WITH EVERYONE BY REDUCING THEIR PRICES 50 TO 90% ……
    AFTER ALL…. HOW MANY TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS DOES 1 PERSON NEED?

    I SURELY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE THREE OF THEM EVEN TRY TO TAKE CARE OF JUST ONE OF THEIR STORES… THEY WOULD FALL ON THEIR FACE & THEN BECOME ONE OF THE 99%

    WE ALL NEED TO STOP SCREWING EACH OTHER & WE NEED TO STOP THE ONES SCREWING PEOPLE FROM SCREWING UP THIS WORLD SO THEY CAN PLEASURE THEMSELVES WHILE THE 99% LIVE IN POVERTY CONDITIONS…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6SJHIXTNUI3LGFCQAL4BMUCCTY Theresa R

      Your comment is AWESOME and so true!! If you don’t mind, I am going to use this to get thru to some of my coworkers who just can’t see it! I either walk door to door or man the phone banks every Sunday (My only day off), to get this very point acoss!! I just can’t believe how close minded some people are, they don’t know or want to know anything about Romney, but they damn sure are going to vote for him, reason why? Only because he’s a REPUBLICAN. Just doesn’t makke any sense.

  • susanwyman

    Hey Jimbo! The Republicans aren’t anymore lazier than anyone else they just use people, step all over them & make them work so they are the ones with all the money…
    I would rather be lazy than to screw my brothers & sisters!!!
    SCREW ALL REPUBLICANS!!!
    EVEN THE IGNORANT, NIEVE, GULLIBLE, CLUELESS ONES CUZ IF THEY ARE THAT STUPID TO NOT GET THE _ _ _ _ OUT OF THE SLEEZY CULT THEY DESERVE WHAT THEY GET!!!
    I KNOW I WAS ONE!!!
    I SAW IT FIRST HAND.

  • jcurtis595

    McConnell must have been smoking dope to let the Senate vote on this without the familiar Republican filibuster. Now it is clear that the Democrats want to keep the taxes low on the middle class and the Republicans do not. They only allow the middle class a few pennies in tax breaks provided the rich get a few hundred thousand in tax breaks. If the House defeats this, it will be on the Republican’s heads in November.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angel-J-Perea/1330247941 Angel J. Perea

    KEEPING IT THOUGHTFULLY HONEST: Hey Mr. McConnell and the Senate Obstructionists, Thank you for your recorded up-and-down vote to make your party’s position perfectly clear for the next election! Let’s see! It’s was to a vote to STOP the back to the future of more G.W Bush depression economic Policy of tax cuts for Billionaires and millionaires to create another Trillion dollars of national debt! The Senate was able to avoid the 138th filibuster to allow “voted on Wednesday to keep current rates for people with incomes of less than $250,000. Tax rates would rise by 4 percent on incomes above $250,000 for couples and $200,000 for single filers. Popular breaks like the child tax credit would be preserved.” The Tax relief extension passed on a vote of 51 Democrats and Independents for to 48 republicans against which provides a short-term win for the Middle Class Americans! However, this Senate pass bill that is supported by our President must deal with the political reality of needing passage in the House! Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his republicans will NOT allow a vote since they know that if he puts this bill on the House floor, his republicans will be trouble going on the record to vote against it. So it won’t happen! THE INCONVENINET TRUTH: However, it does make it perfectly clear what many of us have been saying, Who stands for Middle Class Americans and who is more interested in continuing the class war to protect the Billionaires and Millionaires?

  • ALBERTO FOWLER

    Do all the idiots who have written before me think the GOP, the Tea Party and conservative republicans like me try to take advantage of and suppress the poor? REALLY ? We care about everybody and in fact we donate more to charity than all you democratic CODE PINK liberals !!!! We conservatives donate more to charity, employ more people and pay more taxes. For all of you liberals who bitch and moan, Warren Buffett et al, there is a line on your US tax return where you can pay additional taxes !!! I challenge all liberals, Warren Buffet and Barak Obama to just voluntarily fill out that line on your tax returns, PAY MORE TAXES and stop all your whining, bitching and moaning. !!! JUST DO IT !!!!

    • bcarreiro

      labeling people as idiots, donating to charity to get most of it back the following year and yes republicans are the root to the demise of this country. Do you work to live or live to work…..neither. i challenge u to take the next bus.

  • bcarreiro

    a shout out(thank you) to scott brown and susan collins….maybe they know the real deal!!

  • jarheadgene

    What this article tells me is that the only 2 Senators worth keeping on the GOP side are Scott Brown and Susan Collins…….the REST from McConnell on down are 1%’er a$$ kissers. VOTE for Susan Collins and Scott Brown in their states…THE REST OF THE GOP…..BE GONE!

  • clarenceswinney

    Are we crazy–Tax Cut for top 2%—own 50% financial wealth–take 30% individual income–
    include these incomes in millions–4000-3000-2000-1000-500-100-50-10
    Most pay 1% of less in Payroll tax
    2001-2007 top 400 of these had double of income and tax rate halved

    what is wrong with Republicans to protect them?

  • clarenceswinney

    Fed fund campaign–6 months–3 primary 3 general–free equal tv time–no personal $$–limited outside $$ debate a week-12=adequate to evaluate

    Since no need to raise campaign $$–ban govt employees from tking anthing with a financial value

    Keep em on job off the road

    Progressive Flat Tax by group—Burn Tax Book–start anew–justify exemptions for common good not one pocket—this balances our budget and starts paying off debt

    It is a winner for votes. Who will start it?

  • Bro. Gil Pritchett

    AMen…now again ,we will see what and how the other side sabotages the effort…but you know what…What the enemy plots and plans for evil, God takes and use for GOOD! Peace and Love Yall

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SCXW47YILWBQ444CKL5IGEKAPU Rev Jim

    January 1st, we’ll know to blame Republicans for a large tax increase on the middle and low income earners if the US House votes against this bill( they will). Off the cliff we go!

  • greghilbert

    A pox on both houses and parties.
    In 2009 Dems had the exec branch and a majority in both houses.
    Senate Dems acquiesced to the super-majority rule and Obama did not rant from a bully-pulpit
    to demand implementation of the will of the people. In fact, he used it to reassure banksters that he did not begrudge their wealth. An unprecedented transfer of wealth from the many to the few continues unabated. In terms of wealth and income, 1% are upper class, 19% are middle class, and 80% are lower class. And yet the myth of a large middle class prevails even as that small percentage falls. That so many repeat the bleat “middle class” is a measure of the success of the oligarchs and elite in gaining acquiesence to the plundering of the vast majority. The myth that ours is a democracy yet prevails. The elite-serving taboo against class war prevails even as the upper class oligarchs wage theirs without mercy. I just heard Piers Morgan say on CNN that maybe Romney wasn’t so bad, noting that Romney was wealthy but not a billionaire. Piers Morgan of course, like all the anchors on CNN, a for-profit corporation, is upper class, the 1%. The Great American Nightmare has only begun. It will claim more sleep-walkers in 2013 along the Repub-Dem superhighway to hell.

  • Yappy2

    highpckts, I agree with you that the super wealthy and Corporations are greedy so and sos. The average American doesn’t stand much of a chance these days.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.robertson.sr Robert P. Robertson

    Histroy has shown that to way to get the country out of its troubles, people have to have the money to spend. if no one has any money, there would be no buying, thus a stagnant economy. The rich are spending their money overseas, and have more money than an of us can shake a stick at. So, why not help the middle class? When they spend, it will be in America to help the private sector (who are mostly middle class owners anyway) to hire more Americans. The rich corporate bosses aren’t doing it, they’re outsourcing.

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