Democrats Block Senate Vote on Obama Tax Plan

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Why is Harry Reid such a racist obstructionist unwilling to give our first gay black president a fair vote?

Democrats blocked a Senate vote Wednesday on President Barack Obama’s plan to extend expiring tax cuts for a year for everyone but the highest-earning Americans, as the two parties maneuvered to try embarrassing each other on one of the election year’s foremost issues.

The move came just two days after Obama urged Congress to vote on his proposal. Democrats plan to take up the president’s proposal before Congress’ August recess.

Without action by lawmakers, wide-ranging tax cuts enacted a decade ago under President George W. Bush will expire on New Year’s Day, an outcome that economists say would be a blow to the already weak economy.

Twenty days later President Romney will fix things while Minority Leader Reid watches helplessly.


5 Responses to “Democrats Block Senate Vote on Obama Tax Plan”

  1. Blue Hen on 11/11/12 at 1:00 pm

    Someone please remind me why I should give a tinker’s damn what accounts Romney has when this shell game is being played out at taxpayer expense?

    And why isn’t this front page news?

  2. DonM on 11/11/12 at 8:07 pm

    Good news is: Since Obamacare is a tax, it can be repealed down by simple majority in the Senate (no 60 Senator cloture call required).

  3. DonM on 11/11/12 at 8:08 pm

    Bad news for Democrats: It is harder to gerrymander the senate since district boundaries align with state borders.

  4. richard40 on 12/12/12 at 8:39 pm

    I love it how Obama constantly talks about a do nothing congress, when it is his own senate that is doing nothing. The house has brought up all of obamas proposals for a vote, while the senate has not. The house passed a budget, the senate has not for over 3 yrs. Now the senate is not even passing basic appropriations bills, which once again the house has passed, yet Harry Reid and Obama both have the gaul to talk about the congress being obstructionist do nothings. how any people can still beleive the gabage Obama and Reid are spouting is beyond me.