posted on May, 16 2014 @ 10:03 AM
(CNN) -- It is a rare, strange day when Senate Republicans vote to block billions in tax cuts. But that's what happened Thursday when they
chose to freeze a massive tax credit package in order to protest how Democrats are running the chamber.
By a vote of 53-40, the EXPIRE Act, which would extend $85 billion in tax credits, failed to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster.
Only one Republican, Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, voted with Democrats to advance the measure. The rest of the GOP votes were "no," as Republicans
vented anger that Democrats have refused to allow votes on their amendments to this and most other bills in the past year.
This was to help all classes of people, the poor, middle class and the rich, but the republicans can't have any of that. They wouldn't have blocked
this bill if it catered to the rich. Republicans can't help but show there true colors in this election year. Talk about failure to lead, what are
they doing in Washington? There certainly not working.
Republicans voting against tax breaks, how interesting.