Senate Rejects Amendment to Strip Middle Class Tax Hikes

By Philip Klein
The American Spectator
December 15, 2009

By a 45 to 54 vote, the Senate has just rejected an amendment offered by Sen. Mike Crapo that would have stripped any provisions in the bill that raise taxes on individuals earning less than $200,000 and families earning less than $250,000, in keeping with President Obama’s campaign pledge.

Jim Antle mentioned the amendment, and the Republican strategy to force Democrats into casting tough votes in an earlier post.

UPDATE: Here’s the roll call. The Democrats voting for the amendment: Sens. Evan Bayh, Maria Cantwell, Amy Klobuchar, Blanche Lincoln, and Ben Nelson/

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