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Dem Leader Blocks President Obama’s Tax Hike

Senate Democrats Are Blocking A Vote On President Obama’s Tax Hike Despite His Monday Plea To ‘Pass A Bill’

 

OBAMA: ‘Pass A Bill… I Will Sign It Tomorrow’

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “So my message to Congress is this: Pass a bill… I will sign it tomorrow.  Pass it next week; I’ll sign it next week.  Pass it next — well, you get the idea.” (Laughter.) (President Obama, Remarks, 7/9/12)

 

SEN. REID: ‘I Object’

 

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): “On Monday, the president said if the Senate passes this tax hike on small businesses, he would sign it right away. That’s what he said Monday, two days ago. I can’t see why our friends on the other side wouldn’t want to give him the chance.So with that, Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that at 2:00 p.m. today, the motion to proceed to S.2237 be adopted and that the first two amendments in order to the bill be the Hatch-McConnell amendment number 2491, which would provide for the extension of current rates while we work on tax reform, and a Reid or designee amendment to enact the president’s proposal which as I have said would impose job-killing taxes on nearly one million business owners.”

 

THE PRESIDING OFFICER: “Is there an objection?”

 

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “…Madam President, I object.” (Sens. McConnell & Reid, Floor Remarks, 7/11/12)

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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