Democrats control the Senate. So, did you ever imagine this headline from Business Week, Senate Set to Pass $858 Billion Bush-Era Tax Cut Measure Today:
The U.S. Senate today is poised to pass President Barack Obama’s $858 billion proposal to extend Bush-era tax cuts for all income levels, cut payroll taxes and extend expanded jobless benefits.
Majority Leader Harry Reid said last night on the Senate floor that the chamber will start debate at 11 a.m. on the measure. Before a vote on final passage, senators will take up three amendments, Reid said. Amendments require a two-thirds supermajority for adoption.
There are still a lot of rumblings in the House, but the above says it all about the Senate. Not that this is new, more the headlines make it more official. The Senate is as much for working people as Goldman Sachs is.
Mother Jones points out from polls, people are confused on what each tax cut even is.