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'Worried About Suffering Defections,' Senator Reid 'Quickly Dismissed,' 'Rejected' A Vote On Obama's Tax Hike

 

'Senate Democrats Have Expressed Skepticism Over Obama's Plan'

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: "Democrats blocked a Senate vote Wednesday on President Barack Obama's plan…" ("Democrats Block Senate Vote On Obama Tax Plan," The Associated Press, 7/11/12)

POLITICO: "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked… a plan President Barack Obama called for earlier this week." ("Senate Theatrics Over Taxes," Politico, 7/11/12)

USA TODAY: "The Senate's Democratic majority objected; some Senate Democrats have expressed skepticism over Obama's plan." ("Obama, GOP Duel Over Tax Cuts," USA Today, 7/11/12)

ABC NEWS: "The Democrats blinked and blocked it." (ABC News Radio, 7/11/12)

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: "Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) quickly dismissed the idea…" ("McConnell Offers Senate Vote On Tax Rates," The Wall Street Journal, 7/11/12)

THE HILL: "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday rejected a Republican request to vote on President Obama's income tax plan amid defections within his caucus on tax policy." ("Reid Rejects GOP Request To Vote On Obama's Tax Plan," The Hill, 7/11/12)

 

Forty Senate Dems Voted To Extend All Tax Rates In 2010

40 Current Senate Democrats Voted To Extend These Tax Rates In 2010: Akaka (D-HI), Baucus (D-MT), Begich (D-AK), Bennet (D-CO), Boxer (D-CA), Brown (D-OH), Cantwell (D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Conrad (D-ND), Coons (D-DE), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Franken (D-MN), Inouye (D-HI), Johnson (D-SD), Kerry (D-MA), Klobuchar (D-MN), Kohl (D-WI), Landrieu (D-LA), Lieberman (ID-CT), Manchin (D-WV), McCaskill (D-MO), Menendez (D-NJ), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen (D-NH), Stabenow (D-MI), Tester (D-MT), Warner (D-VA), Webb (D-VA), Whitehouse (D-RI). (H.R. 4853, Roll Call Vote #276, Motion Agreed To 81-19: R 36-5, D 44-13, I 1-1, 12/15/10)

 

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