• Senate Passes Obama Tax Deal by Ridiculous Margin

    Well, it was a nice effort on Sen. Bernie Sanders' part last week, but you know the old saying: Washington D.C. is a horrible place filled with horrible people and everybody would probably be better off it it just descended back into the putrid swamp from whence it came

    President Obama's $858 billion tax package won a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate on Monday evening, setting it up for a contentious debate in the House. On an 83-15 vote, the Senate quashed a filibuster by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)…

    "It makes no sense to me to provide huge tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires while we drive up the national debt that our children and grandchildren will have to pay," Sanders said in a statement after the vote…

    Obama applauded the Senate's action to move his tax-cut compromise with Republicans and urged the House to do the same quickly. In a statement in the White House briefing room, Obama hailed the Senate's "strong bipartisan support" for the package and declared "this proves that both parties can, in fact, work together."

    Yep! That's what it proves, alright! Both parties can, in fact, work together (so long as their doing something for the benefit of millionaires, billionaires and quagazillionaires). Very extremely inspiring.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Filibuster, Senate, Taxes


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