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The dubya Obama budget busting windfall tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a “bipartisan” vote last night. Evidently most House Democrats and the administration didn’t realize, again, that the republicans are going to make them own this mess in perpetuity.

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 647

H R 4853      RECORDED VOTE      17-Dec-2010      12:00 AM

QUESTION:  On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amdt to the House Amdt to the Senate Amdt

BILL TITLE: Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2010, Part III

—- AYES    277 — [139 Democratic, 138 Republican]

Akin

Blunt

Carnahan

Clay

Emerson

Graves (MO)

Luetkemeyer

Skelton

—- NOES    148 — [112 Democratic, 36 Republican]

Cleaver

Given their past rhetoric and actions and a vote total like this you think the republicans weren’t doing fist pumps and high fives in the cloak room over what they pulled off on the Democrats? Just asking.

Missouri State Representative Stephen Webber (D-23) via Facebook:

So we have the house (for now) the senate and the president, and our compromise is 801 billion in tax cuts and 57 billon in UI?…..and some how Americans dont respect Democrats because they think we are weak….where did they get that idea?

Funny, that was my impression, too.

Update:

John Burnett (D) via Twitter:

OK. Got it. Tax cuts for billionaires unemployment for paupers. This is called compromise. Oh. Gratuitously lower estate taxes? Yep. 25 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone