Budget Vote-A-Rama: Top Ten Lessons

1)      Bipartisan Opposition to Extreme Democrat Budget: The Democrat budget, which included an up to $1.5 trillion tax hike, 62 percent spending increase, and $7.3 trillion in new debt, was so extreme that it had bipartisan opposition and barely passed by a vote of 50-49. 

2)      Bipartisan Support for Repealing ObamaCare Medical Device Tax: 79 senators voted to repeal a key part of ObamaCare that will needlessly destroy jobs and make medical devices more costly. This is another step in the unraveling of ObamaCare.

3)      Bipartisan Support for Keystone XL Pipeline: 62 senators voted to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which Obama has blocked for two years. Will Obama finally approve this job-creating project?

4)      Democrats Oppose Balanced Budget: Democrats rejected an amendment to balance the budget within 10 years.

5)      Democrats Support ObamaCare Taxes on the Middle Class: Democrats rejected a repeal of ObamaCare taxes on those making less than $250,000 per year.

6)      Democrats Support Higher Taxes Despite High Unemployment: Democrats rejected a proposal to delay higher taxes in the Democrat budget until the unemployment rate falls below 5.5 percent.

7)      Democrats Support a Carbon Tax: A majority of Democrats voted in favor of a job-destroying carbon tax.

8)      Democrats Oppose Full Repeal of Death Tax: A majority of Democrats voted to preserve the unfair death tax, which hurts small businesses and family farms and ranches.

9)      Democrats Oppose Saving Social Security and Medicare From Bankruptcy: Democrats voted against making Social Security and Medicare solvent over a 75-year period.

10)  Democrats Oppose Real Tax Reform in Favor of Tax Hikes: Democrats rejected an amendment to replace $1 trillion of the new taxes in the Democrat budget with pro-growth tax reform.