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December 16, 2010

House Voting On Tax Deal. UPDATE: Done 277-148 (I Blame Bush)

They got though their speed bump from earlier today by allowing the Democrats to vote separately on an amendment that would have raised the Death Tax and then on final passage. This gave liberals the chance to vote yes on raising the Death Tax and then no on the deal as a whole. It was a crazy procedural thing.

They are now voting on the whole deal as the Senate passed it. It's in the bag.

Update: They already have over 230 votes for it, so that's that.

Here's the full story.

The "debate" was like Primal Scream Therapy for the Democrats. They are on their way out of power and they are getting rolled by the Republicans and Obama (for whom they carried so much water for two years and have a lost majority to show for it). They wanted to vent a bit.

Side note: Thank God for technology. Before, I'd watch this stuff because I'm a political junkie but I did it quietly and out of sight of my friends. It was embarrassing. Now thanks to blogs and Twitter, I can share my secret shame with other like minded geeks.

Fun factoid: From Dave Weigel via Brian Faughnan (who follows Weigel on Twitter so you don't have too).

262 votes so far for tax deal. Bush tax cuts passed House in 2001 with 230 votes

What can you say to that other than, "Thanks Nancy"?

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