Bid to Limit Tax Cuts to Middle Class...

Bid to Limit Tax Cuts to Middle Class and Poor Fails in Senate

There are 328 comments on the www.truth-out.org story from Dec 4, 2010, titled Bid to Limit Tax Cuts to Middle Class and Poor Fails in Senate. In it, www.truth-out.org reports that:

The Senate on Saturday blocked and most likely doomed efforts to extend Bush-era tax cuts only for the middle class and the poor but not the very rich.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.truth-out.org.

First Prev
of 17
Next Last
x-nutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Dec 4, 2010
What Fed income tax does the poor pay? Most of them qualify for EIC which rebates the SSI/FICA payments.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#2 Dec 4, 2010
The only good thing about the GOP taking back the House is that those ignorant racist right-wing blue collar fools that came out to vote to put these idiots in Congress will be the first ones to suffer due to their failed policies.

Judged:

13

13

8

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
You Loser

Washington, DC

#3 Dec 4, 2010
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The only good thing about the GOP taking back the House is that those ignorant racist right-wing blue collar fools that came out to vote to put these idiots in Congress will be the first ones to suffer due to their failed policies.
The democrats voted it down too. Those racist bastards!
McCarthy was right

Waukegan, IL

#5 Dec 4, 2010
"Bid to Limit Tax Cuts to Middle Class and Poor Fails in Senate"

The "poor" don't pay income tax.
Just another lie from Iria and the wealth redistribution Socialists at "Truthout."
Barbara

Sterling, MA

#6 Dec 4, 2010
McCarthy was right wrote:
"Bid to Limit Tax Cuts to Middle Class and Poor Fails in Senate"
The "poor" don't pay income tax.
Just another lie from Iria and the wealth redistribution Socialists at "Truthout."
How about the Middle Class?

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#7 Dec 4, 2010
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The only good thing about the GOP taking back the House is that those ignorant racist right-wing blue collar fools that came out to vote to put these idiots in Congress will be the first ones to suffer due to their failed policies.
Don't get your panties in a wad, this was a cloture vote to end debate.

The Senate took two votes to cut off debate on the middle class/poor cuts, but both failed to get the support of the 60 of 100 senators needed.

cloture - The only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter, and thereby overcome a filibuster. Under the cloture rule (Rule XXII), the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours, but only by vote of three-fifths of the full Senate, normally 60 votes.

The majority in the Senate DID NOT WANT to end the debate.

The vote for cutting off extended debate was 53-37, effectively dooming the measure, since 60 votes were needed. Republicans voting to continue debate were joined by independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and four Democrats: Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Jim Webb of Virginia and Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

The second measure would have extended the cuts for those earning less than $1 million. The vote to end that debate was 53-36, also effectively killing the plan. Lieberman and four Democrats _ Feingold and Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Tom Harkin of Iowa voted not to cut off debate.
Citizen Patriot

Montgomery, AL

#8 Dec 4, 2010
Give me my middle class tax cut!!!
Frank Lee Plain

Sugar Land, TX

#9 Dec 4, 2010
You Loser wrote:
<quoted text> The democrats voted it down too....
Actually, that's not true. The article states:

"The House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve the cuts for the middle class and the poor, with most Democrats voting yes and most Republicans voting no.
Democrats expressed their disdain for an across-the-board extension, charging that Republicans were giving the rich help they didnít need.
Most Democrats, and President Barack Obama, favor only an extension of the cuts for individuals earning less than $200,000 and couples making less than $250,000."

Why are Republicans putting the interests of the rich ahead of the middle class? For more thoughts on the subject, please visit:
http://plainhonesttruth.blogspot.com/2010/12/...

Since: Jan 07

Woolrich, PA

#10 Dec 4, 2010
And so it should be ss it was today. The feds are discriminating against one segment in society, demonizing them because they have achieved monetary success.

It has been my experience that when I received a pay raise, SUI was added to my list of deductions, my SS taxes increased, my federal taxes went up, the 3. 2% I was paying to the state was more and the 3.4% I was paying to the city was also increased. Beginning in 2002, the increase in my health insurance copay coincided with my raise, which was given in January. The consequences of all of these increases, based upon pecentages of my salary left me a poorer woman by far. In fact, from 2002 until I retired in 2008, my net salary incrementally decreased from what it was in 2002.

After considerable brooding, I realized that this is not coincidental, but by design. My grosst pay may well have been $75,000 but my actual disposable income remained stagnant. Our tax structure has been crafted to trap us at a preconceived level through taxes which, as percentages, incrementally parallell every increase we receive.

Only those who are not boxed in by this, those with the highest incomes in the country, can avoid this stagnation, thanks to an army of accountants who can devise alternatives to meekly answering the call of the IRS with obscenely large checks.

The only answer to this is a flat tax. Everyone pays 10% no matter who he is. Welfare recipients should not be excused because it will be a learning experience for them to realize that they live off the largess of other people, not a faceless government.

It is a good citizen's duty to contribute his fair share to the legitimate business of government. It is a bad government that has cheated, lied, stolen from its citizens and proffered billions of American dollars to foreign banks, for foreign aid, for the UN, for the National Endowment for the Arts that thinks a portrait of Jesus with ants crawling on him is "art". The list is endless. If elected officials tried this for even five years, the debt ceiling could be lowered considerably.

The problem with this government is that because of its relatively recent history, it thinks that our money is its money. This misconception must be corrected at once.
wildcat

Brawley, CA

#11 Dec 4, 2010
The Democrat party can cry all it wants but they are playing politics with people lives. If they wanted all this to pass they could have done this when they did not need a single Republican to vote on it. But they chose not to. Makes you wonder did they really want to pass this. If they did why did they wait.
You Loser

Washington, DC

#12 Dec 4, 2010
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, that's not true. The article states:
"The House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve the cuts for the middle class and the poor, with most Democrats voting yes and most Republicans voting no.
Democrats expressed their disdain for an across-the-board extension, charging that Republicans were giving the rich help they didnít need.
Most Democrats, and President Barack Obama, favor only an extension of the cuts for individuals earning less than $200,000 and couples making less than $250,000."
Why are Republicans putting the interests of the rich ahead of the middle class? For more thoughts on the subject, please visit:
http://plainhonesttruth.blogspot.com/2010/12/...
That's what I said dumbass...democrats voted it down TOO!!! Trying to split hairs and lie on me!

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#13 Dec 4, 2010
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, that's not true. The article states:
"The House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve the cuts for the middle class and the poor, with most Democrats voting yes and most Republicans voting no.
Democrats expressed their disdain for an across-the-board extension, charging that Republicans were giving the rich help they didnít need.
Most Democrats, and President Barack Obama, favor only an extension of the cuts for individuals earning less than $200,000 and couples making less than $250,000."
Why are Republicans putting the interests of the rich ahead of the middle class? For more thoughts on the subject, please visit:
http://plainhonesttruth.blogspot.com/2010/12/...
Again, IT WAS A CLOTURE VOTE to end debate. Don't you know how the Senate functions yet? Geez!!

Since: Dec 07

Mabank, TX

#14 Dec 4, 2010
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The only good thing about the GOP taking back the House is that those ignorant racist right-wing blue collar fools that came out to vote to put these idiots in Congress will be the first ones to suffer due to their failed policies.
The failed policies of the democrats is what got them to take back the house in the first place, you damn fool.
Barbara

Sterling, MA

#15 Dec 4, 2010
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
The failed policies of the democrats is what got them to take back the house in the first place, you damn fool.
It will be an interesting 2 years. Let's see what the Republicans will do that will help the average American: lessening foreclosures; housing prices back to where they were before the "Great Recession"; a strong dollar to where it was before 2000; good jobs that allow Americans to support their families. The clock is ticking.
TedsLiver

United States

#16 Dec 4, 2010
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The only good thing about the GOP taking back the House is that those ignorant racist right-wing blue collar fools that came out to vote to put these idiots in Congress will be the first ones to suffer due to their failed policies.
. The idiot fake marine has his facts wrong again! Democrats voted against too!
Crab Nebulas

Phoenix, AZ

#17 Dec 4, 2010
again! dis time da taxi ran over the duck or chic;)
Crab Nebulas

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Dec 4, 2010
Barbara wrote:
<quoted text>It will be an interesting 2 years. Let's see what the Republicans will do that will help the average American: lessening foreclosures; housing prices back to where they were before the "Great Recession"; a strong dollar to where it was before 2000; good jobs that allow Americans to support their families. The clock is ticking.
u r dreamer Bill surplus? ;)
Barbara

Sterling, MA

#19 Dec 4, 2010
Crab Nebulas wrote:
<quoted text>
u r dreamer Bill surplus? ;)
Not a dreamer at all. But the Republicans are accountable & the clocks ticking on them.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#20 Dec 4, 2010
The best quote in the article came from Mitch McConnell. "a vote to slam job creators with a massive tax increase.Ē All I got to say is if these guys are the job creators they are doing one piss poor job of it. Where are the jobs Mitch? Why do the republicans block jobs bills Mitch?

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#21 Dec 4, 2010
TedsLiver wrote:
<quoted text>. The idiot fake marine has his facts wrong again! Democrats voted against too!
Yeah, the usual suspects. RIPs.(Republicans In Disguise)The only real surprise was Webb's name was there and Max Baucus was not.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 17
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Senator Mark Begich Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News VA official: Recruitment a challenge in Alaska (Jul '14) Sep '15 Sara Palin CallMe... 2
News Why Democrats Are So Confident (Jul '14) Dec '14 wild child 7
News Executive order on immigration would ignite a p... (Nov '14) Nov '14 spytheweb 2
News Big welcome for Serb nationalist as he goes home (Nov '14) Nov '14 servoslaves 12
News Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Bl... (Nov '14) Nov '14 Foster 42
News Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Immigration Re... (Nov '14) Nov '14 wild child 13
News Senate to vote on advance funding for VA (Oct '14) Nov '14 kuda 10
More from around the web