Today in the Senate, Republicans voted unanimously in favor of the largest income tax increase in decades, despite the overwhelming opposition of Americans. The Republican support for this tax increase is not new. When the tax increase was originally conceived in 2003, Senate Republicans overwhelmingly supported it, by a vote of 48-3, while Senate Democrats opposed it, by a vote of 46-2.
Earlier this week, House Republicans also unanimously voted against cuts in income tax. Afterward, House Minority Leader John Boehner called the notion of tax cuts “chicken crap,” and vowed to continue to oppose them.
- Senate Rejects Obama’s Tax Plan, Setting Stage for Deal – New York Times (news.google.com)
- Senate Rejects Tax-Cut Measures as Compromise Talks Continue (businessweek.com)