Boehner Surprise: Dems Barely Get Votes To Adjourn After Floor Speech

3a4b19a9-3cd8-4069-bafe-77715c956a78Editor’s Note – For the record, both Alan Grayson and Suzanne Kosmas chose to support Nancy Pelosi once again, by “putting their election above the needs of (their) constituents”.

No surprise that Grayson and Kosmas side with Pelosi, after all, that’s what they do.  However, does this action give you an indication that both will support a major tax increase by allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire? 

<Deep voice> Does the little piggie cry wee, wee, wee all the way home?

 

Boehner Surprise: Dems Barely Get Votes To Adjourn After Floor Speech

By Jordan Fabian
TheHill.com

House Democrats on Wednesday barely won a 210-209 vote to adjourn the House without extending the Bush tax cuts.

Thirty-nine House Democrats voted against adjournment after Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) urged opposition to the motion in a floor speech that said it would be irresponsible for Congress to leave without providing certainty on the tax issue. Dozens of Democrats in tough races voted against adjourning.

“Vote no on this adjournment resolution. Give Congress a chance to vote on extending tax rates,” Boehner said. 

Boehner’s floor speech turned the vote on adjournment into a referendum on the tax cuts, which has divided Democrats for months. President Obama wants to extend tax cuts for families making less than $250,000, while allowing taxes to rise on income above that threshold. Many centrist Democrats have joined Republicans in arguing for extending all of the tax cuts. 

Members who voted to adjourn were “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.”

Following the vote, Pelosi’s office criticized Boehner’s speech, saying it did not contain productive solutions to help aid the economic recovery.

Read More – http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/121599-boehner-decries-punt-on-tax-cut-vote-

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