12/04/2010

Senate Democrats who voted against tax increases

For the two Democratic tax increase bills, the votes were as follows:

The vote was 53 to 36, on a bill adopted by the House on Thursday that would end the cuts on income above $250,000 a year for couples and $200,000 a year for individuals.

Republicans voted unanimously against the House-passed bill, and they were joined by four Democrats — Senators Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and Jim Webb of Virginia — as well as by Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut. . . .

The roll call on the so-called millionaire’s tax, which also needed 60 votes to advance, was 53 to 37 with Republicans again unanimously opposed and joined this time by Mr. Feingold, Mr. Lieberman, and Senators Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, Tom Harkin of Iowa and John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia. . . .

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Blogger LB said...

Haha, tax increase bill, nice spin.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20024494-503544.html

Only the majority of Repubs want the Bush tax cuts extended for everyone and only by a small margin.

The poll finds that 53 percent of Americans want the Bush-era tax cuts extended only for households earning less than $250,000 per year. That roughly matches the proposal put forth by the White House, which wants to extend the cuts only for incomes less than $250,000 for families and $200,000 for individuals.

Just 26 percent of Americans say they support extending the cuts for all Americans, even those earning above the $250,000 level, which is the GOP proposal.

12/05/2010 2:27 AM  

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