After weeks of political posturing, more Democrats ended up voting to extend the Bush Tax Cuts than did Republicans. The provision extends the current tax rates for two years. The Measure also included an extension of unemployment benefits as unemployment remains at a high 9.8 percent. Democrats already have their talking points loaded and ready to go, “Republicans held us hostage and used blackmail”. Democrats rhetoric sounds more each day like the terrorists they are fighting are not members of al-qaeda but rather those in the Republican Party.
Senate Republicans’ aggressive move to block virtually all business in the chamber has created a fresh round of partisan anger, threatening to derail or delay the rest of the Democratic agenda in an already gridlocked lame-duck session of Congress. A day after both sides signaled a willingness to work together at the White House, all 42 Senate Republicans sent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a warning shot: any bill brought […]