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Courtesy of the WASHINGTON EXAMINER, below are the names of the 112 Democrats who voted against H. R. 4853, Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010 (extension of Bush tax rates and extension of unemployment benefits).
Defeated members are in bold, and retirees are italicized.
Jackson Lee (TX)
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Late last night, the House voted 277 to 148 in favor of passing H.R. 4853 extending Bush tax rates for two years, unemployment benefits for 13 months and cutting the social security payroll tax for two years.
No votes: 112 Democrats, 36 Republicans
Yesterday, the Senate approved the $858 billion tax plan, by a vote of 81 to 19.
While the legislation will guarantee unemployed workers up to 99 weeks of jobless benefits through the end of next year, said extension of benefits will go only to individuals who have been laid off more than 26 weeks but less than 99. Those who have reached the 99-week limit for jobless benefits will receive no additional benefits.
“At the insistence of Republicans, the plan includes an estate tax that would allow the first $10 million of a couple’s estate to pass to heirs without taxation. The balance would be subject to a 35 percent tax rate.
Many House Democrats wanted a higher estate tax, one that would allow couples to pass only $7 million tax-free, taxing anything above that amount at a 45 percent rate. They argued that the higher estate tax would affect only 6,600 of the wealthiest estates in 2011 and would save $23 billion over two years.
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Just received the results of a poll that taken earlier today by Newsmax. I thought you would find it somewhat interesting.
Question: “Do you support the full repeal of President Obama’s healthcare plan Congress passed in 2010?”
89% of those polled support the total repeal of Obamacare; 6.63% of those polled do not support repealing the legislation; and 3.48% of those polled support repealing only parts of the healthcare bill.
They also asked the question regarding the Bush tax cuts.
Question: “Do you believe that Congress and Obama should renew the Bush tax cuts fully, including for those making more than $200,000 a year?”
85.29% supported fully renewing the Bust tax cuts; 12.45% supported only renewing the tax cuts for those making less than $200,000 a year; while a mere 2.5 voted to let the Bush tax cuts expire.
So what exactly was Obama was talking about when he said that most Americans sided with him in wanting the tax cuts extended for the middle class only?
(5:53) “…then I would just stick to my guns because the fact to the matter is that the American people already agree with me and there are polls showing right now that the American people for the most part think that it’s a bad idea to provide tax cuts to the wealthy….”
No doubt, we have exposed another Obama lie, which is explains why only 5.7% of those polled this morning said that they plan to vote for Barack Obama in 2012 when he runs for re-election.
Here we flipping go again.
“The fast-track reconciliation instructions in Senate Democrats’ budget resolution are likely to be used to advance tax legislation.
The budget drafted by Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) allows the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee to move ‘jobs legislation’ through the reconciliation procedure, meaning with a simple majority rather than 60 votes.
Asked whether it would be used to extend expiring tax policies, such as the George W. Bush-era tax breaks for the middle class, Conrad said on Wednesday that it would be up to the Finance Committee to choose which jobs bill to push through using reconciliation.
‘Once we’ve given a reconciliation instruction, we don’t control how it’s used,’ said Conrad, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. ‘The Finance Committee controls how it’s used.’
An extension of those tax breaks would be difficult to pass using the reconciliation language inserted by Conrad. The reconciliation bill must reduce the deficit by $2 billion over a five-year period, while an extension of those tax breaks would cost $619 billion during the same period, according to Conrad’s staff.
Conrad’s budget would extend those tax breaks without offsetting most of their cost, which is the policy supported by President Barack Obama.
Conrad told reporters he would oppose using the reconciliation instruction to pass a carbon emissions cap-and-trade scheme, as he did last year.
‘We had a commitment last year that it would not be used for cap-and-trade, and that would be my intention again this year,’ he said.
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) warned that Democrats could use the reconciliation process to increase government spending, as they did with portions of the healthcare bill.
‘I don’t know what the $2 billion reconciliation instruction means,’ Gregg said. ‘To me, it means, regrettably, that the option has been put on the table again to dramatically increase the size of government using the reconciliation vehicle.”