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afroloq
12-02-2010, 12:17 PM
http://www.mynews3.com/story.php?id=33330

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has passed a bill to extend middle-class tax cuts while letting those for the wealthy expire, even as talks continue on extending the cuts for everyone.

The bill is a political maneuver to satisfy Democratic supporters who oppose extending tax cuts for the wealthy. Even if the bill passes the House, it has no chance in the Senate, where Democrats need Republican support to pass a tax bill.

Sweeping tax cuts enacted under former President George W. Bush expire at the end of the year. A small bipartisan group of lawmakers and Obama administration officials continued negotiating Thursday on a deal that could extend all the tax cuts, at least
temporarily.

The House passed the Democratic bill by a vote of 234 to 188.

GelfXIII
12-02-2010, 12:23 PM
So really the title of this thread should be "House votes NOT to let tax cuts expire"

bartleby
12-02-2010, 12:28 PM
So really the title of this thread should be "House votes NOT to let tax cuts expire"

"House votes NOT to let tax cuts expire for households making less than $250,000"

GelfXIII
12-02-2010, 12:29 PM
"House votes NOT to let tax cuts expire for households making less than $250,000"

That'll work.

Jef UK
12-02-2010, 12:29 PM
Good. Way to grow some balls too late, Dems?

Gregory
12-02-2010, 12:29 PM
Check Drudge's headline:

DEM DUCKS VOTE TO RAISE TAXES.

afroloq
12-02-2010, 12:42 PM
So really the title of this thread should be "House votes NOT to let tax cuts expire"

Or....House votes to let tax cuts on wealthy expire, mass suicides may be imminent.

Prime
12-02-2010, 12:53 PM
"House votes NOT to let tax cuts expire for households making less than $250,000"

"House votes NOT to let tax cuts expire for EVERY family on the first $250,000 of their yearly income"

dasNdanger
12-02-2010, 01:35 PM
I'm very okay with this. I really wish they'd make the middle class tax cuts permanent, though.


das

Martin J
12-02-2010, 01:45 PM
Or....House votes to let tax cuts on wealthy expire, mass suicides may be imminent.

Or when the senate kills it, Republicans screw over 98% of America

Dreg
12-02-2010, 03:43 PM
They'll do it. If it comes to Republicans' love of their country vs. their love of power, I wouldn't bet a dime on America.

bartleby
12-04-2010, 07:40 AM
And blocked by the Senate.

Foolish Mortal
12-04-2010, 08:05 AM
*Awaits Thudpucker to deliver his wrath to the Blue Dogs*