Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

News & Politics News & Politics

Rinos on Parade

Posted by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:38 PM
  • 15 Replies

26 Republicans Vote for Internet Sales Tax

Early Saturday morning, the Senate adopted its first concurrent budget resolution in four years. Democrats cleverly made sure to hand out enough hall passes to vulnerable red state senators so they could vote against the $1 trillion tax increase, while ensuring that it ultimately passed 50-49. Senators Baucus, Begich, Hagan, and Pryor were given the green light to vote no. After a 13-hour “votarama” on 70 amendments, there is a lot to digest. Obviously, none of this will have the force of law as all of the amendments that passed are attached to this budget resolution, which is dead on arrival in the House. However, there are some important votes that can be used against Democrats in vulnerable seats, such as those pertaining to Obamacare, abortion, cap and trade, and guns.

On the Republican side, perhaps the most egregious vote was the Enzi amendment to allow states to form a cartel and collect internet sales taxes for other states. The so-called Market Fairness Act passed in the form of a second degree amendment by 75-24, with the support of 26 Republicans. This will send the message to Harry Reid that he has more than 60 votes to pass this as a standalone bill. In doing so, they have voted to grow government all over the country, hurt low-tax states, impose taxation without representation, saddle small businesses with collecting taxes for 10,000 distinct tax jurisdictions, and adulterate the freest most successful entity known to man. You can read more about it here.

Here are the 26 Republicans:

Alexander

Blunt

Boozman

Burr

Chambliss

Coburn

Cochran

Collins

Corker

Crapo

Enzi

Fischer

Graham

Hoeven

Isakson

Johanns

Johnson, R

Kirk

McCain

Moran

Portman

Risch

Sessions

Shelby

Thune

Wicker

One other important vote from a Republican vantage point was Ted Cruz’s amendment to reduce foreign aid to Egypt. It only garnered the support of 25 senators. I’ll check back with more updates after fully digesting all the votes.

http://www.redstate.com/2013/03/24/26-republicans-vote-for-internet-sales-tax/

by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:38 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:40 PM
2 moms liked this

"Senators Baucus, Begich, Hagan, and Pryor were given the green light to vote no"

Maybe because no one is going to like this tax therefore, those up for re-election has to act like they don't want this tax.  Disgusting.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:51 PM

I hate this.

BUT don't throw them under the bus. We still need them, even if they are knuckleheads sometimes.

We are all knuckleheads sometimes - just need to get out of Knuckleheadland.

29again
by Gold Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I am becoming increasingly discouraged by my own particular rino senator.  There was NO need for him to vote for this, we already have a system in place that addresses this. 

Sad that there are only a handful of them that are actually doing a good job, who deserve their jobs.  The rest of them need to be fired, with no severance package.

pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM

 McCain does this everytime........


Quoting 29again:

I am becoming increasingly discouraged by my own particular rino senator.  There was NO need for him to vote for this, we already have a system in place that addresses this. 

Sad that there are only a handful of them that are actually doing a good job, who deserve their jobs.  The rest of them need to be fired, with no severance package.


 

NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Mar. 24, 2013 at 11:02 PM
1 mom liked this

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:42 AM

How disappointing.

I usually love a parade.  This one had not "oomph".

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:13 PM

 

Mcain has been a problem forever.

I have to look deeper, don't know why Sessions and Burr voted yes, they are not usually rino

Quoting pvtjokerus:

 McCain does this everytime........

 

Quoting 29again:

I am becoming increasingly discouraged by my own particular rino senator.  There was NO need for him to vote for this, we already have a system in place that addresses this. 

Sad that there are only a handful of them that are actually doing a good job, who deserve their jobs.  The rest of them need to be fired, with no severance package.

 

 


 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:15 PM

 

Funny,

Except that unlike you guys we think for ourselves.

Quoting NWP:


 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Hey - What does the top of your icon say? Can't make it out.

Thanks!

shannonnigans
by Silver Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM

But the party isn't splitting at all....... 

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN