Harry Reid has trouble explaining why Dems didn’t raise taxes when they had the chance
While vociferously defending the president and Democrats’ push to raise taxes on people with an income greater than $250,000 a year in the Capitol earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was either at a loss, or didn’t deem it worthwhile to condescend to answer that perfectly valid question:
TWS: Leader Reid, when it comes to the Bush tax cuts…why didn’t Senate Democrats push through this bill back when you controlled the Senate, the House, and the presidency?
REID: The tax cuts weren’t about to expire then. So that’s why we’re doing it now.
TWS: You could have foreseen this issue two years ago.
REPORTER: What are you talking about? They expired at the end of 2010.
REID: And that’s why they were extended one year.
TWS: Why didn’t they vote when you could have pushed this bill through and had it signed into law?
REID: Next question.
No, Mr. Reid, I’d really like to know — it’s not like nobody saw the pending deficit and entitlement crises coming, so… what’s the deal?
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