Democrats for tax cuts…before Election Day. After?

by TrogloPundit | September 29, 2010 6:39 pm

Nothing like a tough re-election to bring Democrats around on taxes. Ed Morrissey writes:[1]

Forty-seven Democrats have publicly demanded that Pelosi acquiesce to an across-the-board extension of existing tax rates on capital gains and dividends.


House Democrats on Wednesday barely won a 210-209 vote to adjourn the House without extending the Bush tax cuts.

Thirty-nine House Democrats voted against adjournment after Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) urged opposition to the motion in a floor speech that said it would be irresponsible for Congress to leave without providing certainty on the tax issue. Dozens of Democrats in tough races voted against adjourning.

Thirty-nine voted against adjournment; forty-seven want the tax cuts for everyone — including “the rich.”

Which eight, I wonder, “demanded” the tax cut extension, but went along with adjournment?

More importantly: which of these pro-tax cut Democrats will suddenly find a reason to vote against the tax cuts once November 2 is in their rear view?

Via Memeorandum.[3] Cross posted at The TrogloPundit.[4]

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