Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dems Try Twice to Raise Taxes

Two test votes on tax hikes took place in the Senate this morning in a rare Saturday session. Democrats failed both attempts to raise taxes.

The first vote was on a bill brought by Sen. Harry Reid to raise taxes on individuals and small business making more than $250,000. Republicans united to oppose it, joined by five Democrats.

The second bill was Sen. Chuck Schumer's plan to raise taxes on those who make more than a million dollars. Democrats previously had tested this in focus groups. That bill failed along the same lines -- five Democrats joined Republicans to oppose it.

Good to know the opposition was bipartisan!

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