Friday, October 1, 2010

John Yarmuth, Same Old, Same Old

Rep. John Yarmuth was the deciding vote Wednesday when Democrats voted 210 - 209 to adjourn without extending the Bush tax cuts. In contrast, 39 Democrats crossed the aisle to vote with Republicans.

This is no surprise, of course. We expect Yarmuth to raise taxes. And we expect him to vote with the far left of the Democratic caucus. Still, as Americans continue to hurt from the Obama administration's "Recovery Summer," it is a lousy time to raise taxes for the first time in a decade.

Todd Lally was quick to criticize Yarmuth's vote. In a release, Lally said "Maintaining the tax cuts is critical to working families and small businesses. Small business owners need stability to start hiring again and Louisville families cannot afford to have their taxes go up. Raising taxes during a recession is the wrong thing to do, period."

Voters in Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District should thank Yarmuth by bringing him back home to play golf full time. He can stimulate the local economy at Valhalla (where no one will speak to him anymore).

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