The Senate Republicans by invoking filibuster struck down a bill that would extend the Bush Tax Cuts to the middle class but not the wealthy. All the Republicans needed was less than 60 votes for closing the filibuster and Taxcuts for the Middle Class were killed. This matches the Republicans earlier killing of extending unemployment benefits for those who have been out of work for more than a year. In the light of $3,300Billion spent to rescue the banks and hedge funds, this added unemployment expenditure of less than $3Billion seems trivia and downright spiteful.
Republicans talk a good game about cutting expenditures; but they have just lopped off over $50 billion in deficit reducing monies this year and close to $172Billion by 2030. Here is the roll call of BushLeaguers in the Senate:
Now Republicans argue feebly that they are protecting small business owners that earn $250,000 to 1,000,000 per year; but it is the Superrich who prosper by more than 10 to 1. So Republicans have lately lined themselves up with treasonous policies that protect the super-rich elites and grievously wound America economically. While China, Brazil, India and Northern Europe rise economically and politically, the US dissipates its leadership in so many sectors in the World. Thank the Agents of the Privileged, the Republican Party.