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    He does it again and shows how much he doesn't get what happened on Nov 2. He joined two other Republicans in the House yesterday in voting to allow the Bush Tax Cuts to continue for people making less than $200k a year while folks making more than $200k a year have their taxes increased. So go ahead and spin it Paulbots. He voted WITH the Democrats.
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    He voted FOR extending the tax cuts.
    While it would have been nice if the bill and extended all of them, but that was not the bill that was presented.
    From what I have read of his record, Paul has never voted in favor of ANY tax hike and has never voted against ANY form of tax relief.

    Now lets ask WHY there had to be a vote to extend the cuts in the first place.
    When they cuts were originally put into place, the Republican party had the WH, the Senate and the House.
    Why was there a sunset provision? Because they were afraid they could not get it through the Senate because of the Byrd Rule and they did not have the guts to fight it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    He voted FOR extending the tax cuts.
    While it would have been nice if the bill and extended all of them, but that was not the bill that was presented.
    From what I have read of his record, Paul has never voted in favor of ANY tax hike and has never voted against ANY form of tax relief.
    Well, he just did vote for a tax increase. He and the others could have stuck with the party line to make permanent tax cuts for all, but they didn't. Now there will be NO chance for making permanent the Bush Tax cuts for anyone over $200k. You know, the job producers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    He voted FOR extending the tax cuts.
    While it would have been nice if the bill and extended all of them, but that was not the bill that was presented.
    From what I have read of his record, Paul has never voted in favor of ANY tax hike and has never voted against ANY form of tax relief.

    Now lets ask WHY there had to be a vote to extend the cuts in the first place.
    When they cuts were originally put into place, the Republican party had the WH, the Senate and the House.
    Why was there a sunset provision?
    Because they were afraid they could not get it through the Senate because of the Byrd Rule and they did not have the guts to fight it.
    For starters, the GOP didn't have the Senate. It actually ended up being 50-49-1 when Jeffords switched to Independent and caucused with the Democrats essentially giving the Dems a 51-50(with Cheney) edge. Also, in the House, the GOP only had a 12 seat majority. Hardly a super majority. So, they didn't have the votes to make the cuts permanent. At the time, this was the best they could do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    He voted FOR extending the tax cuts.
    While it would have been nice if the bill and extended all of them, but that was not the bill that was presented.
    From what I have read of his record, Paul has never voted in favor of ANY tax hike and has never voted against ANY form of tax relief.

    Now lets ask WHY there had to be a vote to extend the cuts in the first place.
    When they cuts were originally put into place, the Republican party had the WH, the Senate and the House.
    Why was there a sunset provision? Because they were afraid they could not get it through the Senate because of the Byrd Rule and they did not have the guts to fight it.
    To be fair Ron Paul doesn't vote in favor of much. It's part of his charm.
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    I hope everybody understands the vote from yesterday.

    It was either to extend the tax cut extension for some or not at all.

    Ron Paul chose to vote for the extension for the maximum number of people that was covered in the bill.

    People that voted against it were voting not to extend the tax cuts to some people.

    Ron Paul has been the most consistent member of Congress when it comes to taxes. He was calling to do away with the income tax 20 years ago.

    Yesterday’s vote was just stupid politics as usual. Very few people that voted on either side had any real convictions on anything. At least Ron Paul has been consistent in voting for budgets and tax reductions.

    Many of the Republicans that recently claim to have got religion when it comes to economics are the ones that grew the size of the annual government budget one trillion dollars a year and put us into debt about nine trillion dollars when they were in charge of the government. They have been almost as bad the Democrats.

    There are no good guys here.

    We are on the brink of disaster here and these stupid games in Congress mean they are not really focused on the hard work that is necessary to get this country back on track.

    The deal on the tax cut was not in the vote yesterday. The resolution is in the backdoor deals that the Republican leadership cuts with Obama because at the end of the day he has to sign it.

    The Republicans will compromise with Obama on one of his filthy Left Wing agenda items like illegal alien amnesty or letting the queers in the military and Obama will agree to extend the tax cuts.

    Everything else is just smoke and mirrors.
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    The real bill will come out of the Senate not the dog and pony show bill that came out of the House. Many Democratic Senators would not support the Pisslosi bill. Therefore, the House bill has Zero chance of being passed in the Senate. The Senate bill will extend tax cuts for everyone for a period of 2 years. If that does not happen this month, it will happen next month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    The real bill will come out of the Senate not the dog and pony show bill that came out of the House. Many Democratic Senators would not support the Pisslosi bill. Therefore, the House bill has Zero chance of being passed in the Senate. The Senate bill will extend tax cuts for everyone for a period of 2 years. If that does not happen this month, it will happen next month.
    Like Boehner said. It's all chicken crap.
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    I look at it this way - if they keep fighting over this issue, it's less likely that they'll cram through cap and tax before the end of this session.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    I hope everybody understands the vote from yesterday.

    It was either to extend the tax cut extension for some or not at all.
    So sad to see the OP doesn't get this. I guess if someone doesn't vote lock step with the Republican party on every issue that makes them a Democrat.
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