Wednesday, October 12, 2011

US Republicans (and two very brave Democrats) valiantly defend millionaires

Fucking over the unemployed is a route to election?

Forty-six Republican senators joined with two Democrats to filibuster the $447bn (£287bn) package.

Reacting to the vote, Mr Obama said: "Tonight's vote is by no means the end of this fight."

Republicans oppose the measure citing its spending to stimulate the economy and its tax rise on millionaires. The US unemployment rate is jammed at 9.1%.

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