Tax deal clears key hurdle - next up is Senate vote
December 14th, 2010
08:12 AM ET

Tax deal clears key hurdle - next up is Senate vote

Final Senate approval could come as early as Tuesday on the hotly contested tax deal negotiated by President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.

The deal cleared a key procedural hurdle Monday, with an 83-15 vote to end Senate debate on the measure, which includes a two-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire December 31.

The plan would also extend unemployment benefits for 13 months, cut the payroll tax by 2 percentage points for a year and continue a series of other tax breaks.

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  1. Fred Bartkowski

    Yah, Great, Whatever.

    December 14, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mogwi

    Why don't we actually connect tax cuts to those who do create jobs? The republicans argue that that is why the rich need tax cuts, but then why did they filibuster a bill giving tax cuts to companies that create american jobs just a few moths ago? Let's give a tax break to those who need it and those who actually create jobs.

    December 14, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Homer Simpson

    because that makes sense!

    December 14, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mogwi

    Good point. Bad policies are made because the masses are kept confused, sacred, and angry.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. Homer Simpson

    keep you on the ropes, you have little time or venue to stage an opposition. Just look how divided our country is, this is no accident, pres brings very divisive issues to congress, why cant we get real clean enegy bills through? Because big oil dont want it until they can control it! Hydrogen models, bought by car companies (patents) then buried, if frigin iceland can use it for mass transit why cant we? Again we could but those in charge will not have it. No hope here folks, p.c. For those undeserving, and fuk the workingman, he cant get ahead, e is being used to support those who wont work, pays better to have 5 kids

    December 14, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tim

    I personally think all tax cuts are a good thing, but i believe a flat tax would be even better. i personally find it reprehensible that one group should pay more than another simply because they make more money.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Homer Simpson

    again, that idea has merit, bury it!

    December 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |

    I mocking dems are keep baby angry so
    Why dems like trouble bame cry for benhener

    December 14, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Homer Simpson

    willard, what the hel.l was that? I didnt catch that lingo.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @Willard Bullock. Please drink responsibly; don't drink and type. Thank you.

    December 14, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. really?

    Let the vote fail.

    December 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Homer Simpson

    no shat

    December 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. really?

    Let the vote fail. The rich doesn't need to get richer, and the unemployed need to get a job.

    December 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |

    i want my obamamoney.. where's it come from? his stash..

    December 14, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. really?

    900+ billion added to the deficit if this plan passes. Where's the outrage my fellow teabaggers?

    Let the vote fail.

    Happy Holidays.

    December 15, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |