McIntyre joins Republicans, votes against extending middle class tax break.

Once again Mike McIntyre, and 19 other Democrats, showed how much they care for their constituents and the declining middle class in America. Shuler and Kissell voted for it....amazingly enough. Those who seem to know say the bill will not make it through the Senate anyway...but at least it will now go there and force Senators to show their true colors. What say ye Senator Burr?

The role call vote is here
McIntyre has voted against almost every legislative action that would improve the lot of most of his constituents. I'm guessing the only thing we could count on him to vote for would be euthanizing old people so they wouldn't be a burden to his sacred fiscal conservatism.

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The first 3 words of your title had me thinking

albeit very briefly, that Ole Mike had switched parties. I can't believe that anyone calling themselves a democrat could vote this way or buy into republicor BS to this extent.

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Indefensible

No matter how these guys twist, they won't be able to justify trying to hold the middle class hostage to protect the wealthy. If the employment situation was noticeably on the mend, maybe. But with corporate profits sky-high and nothing happening on the job front, no fricking way.

And if Senate Republicans try to filibuster this, the media needs to expose them for the hypocrites they are.

The media has already declared this bill is dead.....

prior to any vote in the senate. As we learned during the vote for the heath insurance bill, any legislation pertaining to appropriations, under senate rules, require a simple majority. But the media is already saying it requires 60 votes? A bill affecting the revenue from taxes is the backbone of the government, and surely qualifies as an appropriations bill. No wonder the Dems got their asses handed to them this past election day! Has anyone read any explanations on this?

An article in the Chicago Trib mentioned McIntyre

as a REPUBLICAN representative from North Carolina. Prescient or just an honest appraisal?

Stan Bozarth

Time for a Change

Start looking for candidates to run against McIntyre and his fellow Republicans (why doesn't he just go ahead and change so that Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Jim Clyburn don't have to look at his two-faced mug anymore?).

There is going to be a backlash against the failure to improve the economy. If progressives don't start working, that backlash could be very dangerous for North Carolina and the country. Assume no help from Raleigh or Washington in dealing with the economic issue. Instead expect the destruction of North Carolina's public schools.

It is looking very bad.

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