Final Senate Vote On Tax Package Today

The Senate is moving Wednesday to pass a tax package that would spare taxpayers at every income level from a significant tax increase on Jan. 1.

The package would then go to the House, where Democrats are fuming over extended tax breaks for the wealthy that President Barack Obama negotiated with Senate Republicans.
House Democrats are considering possible changes, and may hold a vote to enact a higher estate tax than Obama negotiated. But even critics of the package say they expect it to pass as is.

The Senate has scheduled a midday vote on the bill. It is expected to easily pass the Senate with broad bipartisan support after clearing a procedural vote Monday, 83-15.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 17, 2010 at 10:15 AM
    Lisa, I am only guessing, but maybe Lavon suddenly learned how to use the internet and is there right now looking up things like truth and facts for the first time in his life, maybe he sees what we are all talking about and why we try to set him in the right direction...or maybe he found history interresting and is reading on how the founding fathers really wanted to keep America free of socialism and marxists..maybe he is looking at those figures Business Student sent with amazement and found links to other sites that support it....hey...well....probably not.
  • by Lisa Location: NC on Dec 16, 2010 at 07:43 AM
    Lavon I found Business Students news Facts on the internet weeks ago on Obama's tax hikes. The are over 2 dozens web news sites with the Onama Jan 1 2011 tax plan. Business Student only gave a small sample of Obama's whole tax hike plan that was out to destroy every American. Since you are so in love with Obama are you just to Obama Zombied out to know his policies or are you simply affraid to them find out? Anyway I am with Wolfgang , I am not out to teach you how to find facts on your computer using the internet. You should take a computer class to help you learn how to search the web. Only playing Solitaire Card Game on your computer won't help you. To use your computer to get educated on any subject.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 16, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    Lavon, you inability to use the internet, I am sure, doesn't constitute any urgency on our part. Today, you can go out and play in the snow and make some snow koolaid cones...suggest you use the white snow as the yellow...maybe tainted.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:17 PM
    Business Student- Hey where did you get those figures from? Look dude you just can't get up here and make up some numbers just for the sake of argument. Those Tax brackets you just typed, I wanna know where you got those from. Where does it say that in Obama's proposed "Tax Hike"
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 15, 2010 at 01:02 PM
    Scooter....keep in mind, this guy votes!!!!!!! Yes, Lavon voted for Obama. Actually, Obama axle wrapped the bus and it went to the bottom of the cliff...I heard him say the story....
  • by Scooter Location: washington on Dec 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    Wow it must be a lonely world for Lavon. He seems to be the only one that still believes in Obama's broken campaign promises. Only two years in power and the wheels fell off the dems crooked bus. GOP 2012!
  • by to Wolfgang on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:51 AM
    It’s also the Black entrepreneur, hard working guy or girl who started a business 6 years ago and has worked 7 days a week building it up. (Is there anyone on this site that has started a small business, and profits over one million dollars a year?)
  • by Business Student Location: NC on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:49 AM
    If Obama had his way on Jan.1,2011 Obama would have given the American People the biggest tax hike in American History. There are dozens a tax areas that would go higher. This is just on your personal income tax. Obama was going to tax the poor just like the rich. Here are the numbers. - The 10% bracket rises to an expanded 15% - The 25% bracket rises to 28% - The 28% bracket rises to 31% - The 33% bracket rises to 36% - The 35% bracket rises to 39% the vote on Nov 2nd saved us from Obama's insanity. Does Obama know the economy is bad? To tax us like this now! Well it did not happen.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:29 AM
    Just in from the WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes while also reducing their Social Security taxes and extending jobless benefits. The $858 billion package now goes to the House, where many Democrats are unhappy with a provision that allows estates as large as $10 million to pass to heirs tax-free. Democratic leaders, however, say they expect the bill to ultimately pass and become law. A wide array of tax cuts enacted under President George W. Bush is scheduled to expire on Jan. 1 — just two weeks away — " Affecting Taxpayers At Every Income Level." The bill passed by the Senate, 81-19, would extend them for two years. President Barack Obama urged quick action in the House.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:23 AM
    Lavon, you can go to this link at WITN. As Back mentioned; READ the story. Lavon, the perfect example of why students should be graded on their ability and not just a "pass". http://www.witn.com/politics/headlines/Final_Senate_Vote_On_Tax_Package_Today_111912754.html?storySection=comments
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