Wednesday, September 29

raising your taxes

Democrats escaped by a hair on their chinny chin chins today, adjourning Congress (voting 210-209) without extending the Bush tax cuts.

The message is clear: The Democrats want to raise your taxes, but they want to do it after the midterm election. Let's call it when election year politics intersects with economic and political realities.

Adjourning without voting on the tax extensions is like "putting their election above the needs of your constituents," Boehner said in his speech. "Vote no on this adjournment resolution. Give Congress the chance to vote on extending tax rates."

By their vote to postpone adjournment, the 39 endangered, "uncomfortable" Democrats below are admitting they understand that failing to extend the Bush tax cuts is tantamount to increasing taxes.

Rep. John Adler (NJ)
Rep. Jason Altmire (PA)
Rep. Michael Arcuri (NY)
Rep. Melissa Bean (IL)
Rep. Tim Bishop (NY)
Rep. Bobby Bright (AL)
Rep. Chris Carney (PA)
Rep. Travis Childers (MS)
Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA)
Rep. Joe Donnelly (IN)
Rep. Steve Driehaus (OH)
Rep. Chet Edwards (TX)
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (IN)
Rep. Bill Foster (IL)
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ)
Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM)
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD)
Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (OH)
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ)
Rep. Frank Kratovil (MD)
Rep. Betsy Markey (CO)
Rep. Jim Marshall (GA)
Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC) 
Rep. Mike McMahon (NY)
Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA)
Rep. Charlie Melancon (LA)
Rep. Mike Michaud (ME)
Rep. Walt Minnick (ID)
Rep. Harry Mitchell (AZ)
Rep. Patrick Murphy (PA)
Rep. Glenn Nye (VA)
Rep. Tom Perriello (VA)
Rep. Gary Peters (MI)
Rep. Mark Schauer (MI)
Rep. Joe Sestak (PA)
Rep. Heath Shuler (NC)
Rep. Zack Space (OH)
Rep. Gene Taylor (MS)
Rep. Dina Titus (NV)


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