Harris among ‘no’ votes on fiscal cliff

Good for him. Too bad more Republicans didn’t have a spine.

It also looks like Roscoe Bartlett’s last vote is also against the deal, while all six Maryland Democrats obviously believe in hosing job creators. What do they care? Most of them have districts with overly proportionate numbers of government employees or government wards. Meanwhile, the Democrats are whining that there’s no vote on Hurricane Sandy relief, a bill stuffed with non-essential spending. So John Boehner may cave on that too.

And to think…the 113th Congress will have even fewer Republicans. Maybe next time we’ll show up at the polls enough to overcome the fraudulent press and other factors which led to the 2012 results. Regrets? You’ll have a few.

5 thoughts on “Harris among ‘no’ votes on fiscal cliff”

  1. Democrats can whine all they want (in fact, they are quite good it).

    But the fact remains that the United States Senate, led by Harry Reid, has failed to vote on any budget since April 29, 2009. The United States Government has failed to operate on a properly vetted and executed budget for nearly three years as a result.

    And if I was within arms reach of either of our walking wastes of skin and oxygen — Babs Mikulkski or Step-And-Fetch-It Ben Cardin — I’d slap them both so damned hard Roger Taney would wince.

  2. Grover said: “The Bush tax cuts lapsed at midnight last night. Every R voting for Senate bill is cutting taxes and keeping his/her pledge.” So does that mean Harris broke the pledge? Should we primary him?

  3. No, because Grover was wrong. Moreover, Harris didn’t vote to raise taxes.

    Go ahead and primary him if you want. If you run a moderate like Wayne Gilchrest that guy will be roadkill in this district and Harris will win easily.

  4. Actually both you and Jim are mistaken as far as the Pledge is concerned.

    First, Harris never broke the Pledge as it is a pledge against voting to raise taxes (specifically marginal income tax rates or removing credits or deductions without balancing rate reductions). It’s not a Pledge to vote for tax reductions.

    Second, Grover wasn’t wrong. The Pledge operates on the assumption of current law not current policy. Current law, prior to the approval of the Senate bill, was that all the Bush tax cuts expired. Ergo, a vote for the Senate bill was a tax reduction by making new law with lower tax rates than the previous law even if it’s an increase over current policy.

  5. Honestly, it was “current law” for a matter of hours and few, if any, were affected by the change. I’m sure my paycheck was assumed off the old rates since there wasn’t guidance otherwise.

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