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View Diary: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse set to introduce 'Buffett Rule' tax bill (104 comments)

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  •  Reconciliation. I didn't sleep much last night, so (2+ / 0-)
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    TofG, Kinak

    forgive me if I got this screwed up, but couldn't they use reconciliation and a simple majority to do this since it clearly affects the budget?  

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 11:55:11 AM PST

    •  Even if they did (0+ / 0-)

      I doubt it would get a simple majority in the House.

      •  No, it wouldn't but it sure as hell would put the (1+ / 0-)
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        ChadmanFL

        Repubs in the House on the spot in an election year.

        The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

        by accumbens on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 05:53:27 PM PST

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        •  Agreed 100% (1+ / 0-)
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          I still think it's good to propose and vote on legislation like this, even if it has no chance of becoming law.  It's one more vote the GOP will vote 100% against that has popular support and can be used to bash them over the head with in November.

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