So much for compromise!
In two votes already held today in the senate, Republicans voted down two different Tax cut extensions bills, simply because the compromising Democrats did not compromise enough. Republicans are holding their position, and they’re holding it firmly.
Proposal #1. – Offered by Max Baucus Democrat from Montana, that would have given a tax cuts to 97% of Americans. The Baucus plan mirrored the plan recently voted on and passed in the House of Representatives, and would have given a tax break to individuals making $200,000.00 a year, or families making up to $250,000.00. This vote failed because the minority in the Republican party stand firm and said no, resulting in a 53 yes, 37 no vote. To pass the bill, the magic figure had to be a 60 yes vote.
Proposal #2. – After the first vote offered by Mr. Baucus failed, Democrats bent further and compromised more. They offered a proposal by Senator Chuck Schumar of New York. His proposal would have given a tax break to anyone making up to 1 million dollars. That’s 1 million dollars – 99% of the American working public. Republicans said no and voted in unison against it.
So what will these Republicans compromise to? Well, they won’t! When a Republican talk about compromise, they’re not referring to themselves, no. They’re referring to the other party, in this case, the Democratic party.
They’ve stood their ground, and expect them to keep standing that ground until all their needs are met, and that is, a tax cut for the upper 1% of America’s richest individuals. Those making millions and billions of dollars a year.
Welcome to the Republican’s version of compromise!!!