According to a clearly disapproving Rep. John Boehner, the House of Representatives’ vote Thursday in favor of keeping tax cuts for people earning less than $250,000 a year was tantamount to “chicken crap.” However, that didn’t affect the outcome, with most House Democrats joining forces to make the most of their majority while it lasts. –KA

Los Angeles Times:

The final vote was 234-188, with 20 Democrats joining a nearly unanimous block of Republicans against the plan.

The vote in Congress’ lame-duck session was a symbolic one boosted by Democrats, still in the majority, who sought to force Republicans to vote against a tax cut.

Republicans, who want an extension of the lower rates at all income levels, framed the vote as one that would raise taxes on small-business owners who create jobs.

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