Tax Cut Extension Survives House Vote, Boehner’s Ire
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
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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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