Yesterday Senator Dean Heller (R) Nevada voted with the majority to extend tax cuts for two months instead of the full year the President was asking for. Mr. Heller was quoted, saying “Congress did the right thing today by putting partisanship aside,” adding “Congress should extend these benefits for the entire year.”
The House of Representatives will be voting against the Senate bill so they can send the tax cut bill to conference so Congress can stop “Kicking the can down the road” with temporary fixes so they can go home for the holidays according to Representative Jeb Hensarling (R) Texas.
The House bill extends benefits for one year, the Senate bill doesn’t, the House bill freezes pay increases of Federal workers and Congress, the Senate bill doesn’t, the House bill extends unemployment with training, the Senate doesn’t. The bill in the House addresses the issues the American people are concerned with, the Senate bill doesn’t because it is another short term fix offered by the Democratic Leader in the Senate.
The argument is heated as both sides express the validity of their positions. Voting will take place in less then an hour. Who will be victorious in this debate, the Democrats for a two month extention or the Republicans with the one year extention. Will the month to month extentions be the way once again or will common sense prevail with a full year extention?