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Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts; Hagan votes NO, Burr votes YES

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WASHINGTON, DC (WWAY) -- While House Democrats continue to fight back against extending Bush-era tax cuts, it was no contest today in the Senate. Eighty-one senators voted today to extend the cuts, but one North Carolina senator voted no.

President Obama's attempt to meet Democrats and Republicans in the middle on tax cuts passed in the Senate 81 to 19. The president called the bill a win for middle-class families and for the economy, but North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan disagreed.

"There were certainly parts of this bill that had good things in it, but I think the overall message here is that extending the tax cuts for everybody for two years, we've created another $858 billion to our debt, and we have ne long-term solution to help solve this problem," Sen. Hagan said during a conference call with reporters.

Republican Richard Burr sided with the majority.

"Congress must act to restore predictability in taxation if we are going to get our economy back on track, and this is an important step in that direction," Sen. Burr said in a statement.

The bill will add nearly $900-billion to our national deficit. It's a problem Hagan believes is our largest national security threat.

"Every year Democrats and Republicans make empty promises about bringing down our deficit," she said. "We need to start putting our money where our mouth is. We're running up the bill on our national credit card. This bill is just another, to me, Washington as usual, two-year fix."

While Hagan supports curbing unemployment, she said the bill as a whole does nothing to help america in the long-run. She suggested a better solution would be tax cuts for people who make less than $1 million.

The Senate's vote moves the compromise bill on to the House, where, despite objections from Democrats, it could become final by the end of the week.

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hagan

just wait till 2012. you will be out!

No

Wanna bet? You'll lose.

Hagan isnt up for re-election until 2014.

Unfortunately

Senators serve TOO long of a term! She was a means to an end...it was the ONLY reason she beat Dole. Dole didn't listen to the people..UNFORTUNATELY...Hagan listens even less...and according to the last election..SHE'S DEAF!!

She's gone...but I am sure she wants to see how much damage she can do before 2014. TBH...I would have the balls to stand up and say there are people in our Congress...THAT HATE AMERICA...and should be tossed in jail for what they have done!

Hagan obviously has a problem....

....with people being allowed to keep the money THEY earn. Like most DIM-o-crats, she thinks that your money is actually the government's money.

I will never understand why anyone who is financially successful would vote for a tyrannical Socialist like Hagan.

The legislation passed by a

The legislation passed by a vote of 81-19... I'm trying to look for the silver lining here. At least we aren't represented by Bernie Sanders.

Hagan needs to go-what a disgrace

I disagree with analogy with Sen. Sanders- he maybe a socialist but he is honest and stands for something. Kay is a leftist career politician who stands for very little- i do agree with sentiment-anyone but Kay in 2012---she is symbolic of pathetic mediocre losers we have voted for.

I don't know either,

I don't know either, Commonsense. Let's ask Kerry, Edwards or for that matter the survivors in the Kennedy family.

By the way, WWAY, it is Bull-Bleep that we need to watch advertising vidiots to find a code to validate our posts. I had to watch an ad for the little F something CKERS, an annoying piece of upcoming crap starring Ben Big Ears and Barbra Big Nose...

obviously you do not know

obviously you do not know what socialism is ...who do you think funds our government? the taxpayers.... this bill is just like running up debt on a credit card.....the country is going bankrupt and nobody wants to pay.... Hagan says it is time to cut expenses or start paying on the debt... unfortunately, republicans want to spend but not pay....this has to stop or we all will pay big time

Okay, she's only 90% Socialist

She may not be clamoring for the government to seize the means of production, but as long as she and her cohorts want to steal from the productive, functioning members of society to support the lazy, ignorant, incompetent, or unlucky, then she's advocating the redistribution of wealth - a hallmark of left-wing Socialism.

I love it! The Dems have found religion! They are suddenly concerned about the deficit and national debt after blowing a trillion and one-half on a left-wing wish list camouflaged as "stimulus."

Tell you what - I'll gladly pay higher taxes as soon as TANF, Medicaid, WIC, and EIC end, and we adopt a flat tax (or The Fair Tax) with 100% of Americans supporting the government. As long as we have a tax system that allows 48% of Americans to pay zero income taxes, you and all your Democratic buddies can go to blazes.

HOLY

...REALLY!!??? Are YOU that CLUELESS...are you even watching the fiasco in Congress right now with spending...have you even a CLUE as to what these NITWITS have spent over the last two years...Hagan isn't for CUTTING EXPENSES..shes voted YES for every spending spree on Capitol Hill since she's been there!

NOW I understand how our country got in this mess...multiply the ignorance of the above poster by XXXX and there you have it! THEY CAN VOTE PEOPLE...THAT'S SCARY!

Obviously...

...you are a Democrat. But, everyone is entitled to be whatever they wish. However the leader of our great nation...a Democrat if you haven't been paying attention...actually supported and passed through Bush's agenda. Here is some further Democratic Information for you...

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul , Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:
• Number of States won by:
Obama: 19 McCain: 29
• Square miles of land won by:
Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
• Population of counties won by:
Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million
• Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's - and they vote - then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - TIME TO "CHANGE" IT BACK

Facts II?

According to fact check, its all a lie.The professer says he didn't even write it.
http://www.factcheck.org/2009/01/unreported-stats/

Facts?

What facts? He can't even get the states won correct,how can anybody believe any other of these "facts".Oh I forgot these are conservative facts, that's anything they want to make up and call it facts and you believe them.

LOL

Does it matter? Liberals have never let FACTS get in the way in the past...so what difference does it really make...

Funny though. she had no

Funny though. she had no problem voting for a 1.5 trillion dollar universal healthcare bill. It must have been okay for us to run up the national debt on this one.

WOW

...I NEVER would have thought Hagan and I would have something in common...she voted the EXACT same way I am going to vote FOR HER!

Make that 2 votes.......

Make that 2 votes.......

Good Luck

Good luck with that...you will get the same response that she did...A LOSING ONE.

LOL

I COULD be wrong...but I don't think the MAJORITY of North Carolinians...ARE THAT STUPID!

In some areas, yes

Remember, Obama was elected, Bev and then McIntyre reelected. That proves there is a concentration of stupid somewhere in NC.

Well..

I guess you got me on that one....I think the majority of Americans with half a brain...have woken up from Rip Van Winkle land...