Archive for December, 2010

The vote on DADT

Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is the only Democrat who voted against repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” yesterday. The 57-40 vote had 39 Republicans and Joe Manchin against. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark. abstained. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was the only Republican who voted for repeal. The repeal was part of the […]

It won’t trickle down

To most Americans, it seems senseless to borrow $700 billion to fund tax cuts for people who do not need the money while we are facing dire budget cuts at local, state, and national levels and still have many people out of work. There is bi-partisan support for extending the Bush tax cuts for 98 […]

The proposed tax compromise

For those who are disappointed with the tax compromise, it is important to remember that people who voted for Republicans last month and Democrats who did not vote put President Obama in this position. He works with obstructionists because Americans voted for obstructionists whose only campaign promise was to “stop Obama.” The reason that the […]