Democrats John Barrow, Sanford Bishop, Jim Marshall sign on to keep Bush tax cuts for all

UPDATE: Several Georgia Democrats seeking re-election in November are among 47 in Congress who are going on record  – and joining Republicans – in favor of extending the Bush tax cuts to everyone, including the wealthiest.

Washington political blogger Jamie Dupree has come across a letter (PDF) the Democrats sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spelling out why they support the extension:

By keeping dividends and capital gains tax rates linked and low for everyone, we can help the private sector create jobs and allow seniors and middle class households to save and invest more.

Among the signees: Reps. John Barrow (District 12), Sanford Bishop (District 2) and Jim Marshall (District 8).  Absent from the list are Reps. John Lewis (District 6), David Scott (District 13) and Hank Johnson (District 4).

Meanwhile, Politico.com reports Liberal Democrats sent a letter of their own to Pelosi requesting a vote to extend Bush-era income tax cuts for all but the nation’s top earners.

President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders want the tax cuts only for individuals making less than $200,000 and married couples making less than $250,000.

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GA VOTER

September 28th, 2010
3:19 pm

Thats strange. These three Democrat stooges were once against the Bush tax cuts; now they are for them, even for the dreaded “wealthy”.

Is this an election year?

More clowns to vote out of office !

khc

September 28th, 2010
3:24 pm

only reason they voted for them to appease the right wingnuts in the state….who won’t vote for them anyway….makes little sense

Concern

September 28th, 2010
3:33 pm

This is call running scared! Anyone who does not know that you have to continue the Tax cut truly does not understand business. If you think unemployment is high now just let the tax cuts expire.

Fidel Castro

September 28th, 2010
4:23 pm

“…help the private sector create jobs…”

This goes against everything socialism stand for !

Comrades Obama and Pelosi will surely squash this uprising

Rafe Hollister

September 28th, 2010
4:29 pm

Fox hole conversions!

ByteMe

September 28th, 2010
4:43 pm

And pay for them how?

Oh… right… they pay for themselves. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

$4 trillion more of debt over the next 10 years if you don’t let them expire. $3 trillion if you keep them for those making under $250K. Strong chance of actually balancing the budget if you let them expire as Republicans intended back in 2001.

But the crybabies don’t “do” math.

ByteMe

September 28th, 2010
4:44 pm

Yes, Rafe, we call them “Fox-holes”. :)

Old Dawg

September 28th, 2010
5:00 pm

Does anyone really expect Lewis,Scott and Johnson to vote for anything except a socialism agenda? Too bad those who live in their districts are tied to these weasels. All three are about as dumb as it gets and because they are black, will be elected until they die. What a gift for the rest of Georgia.

Old Dawg

September 28th, 2010
5:06 pm

Now is the time to push for a flat tax. A flat tax would solve a lot of tax issues and prevent Congress from handing out special treatment in the form of tax exemptions and cuts. Everyone pays the same percentage and no deductions or exemptions. That’s what I call FAIR. I’m tired of being held hostage by Congress. They are supposed to “represent” us, not hold us hostage! Vote the bastards out in Nov. All of them.

Ryan

September 28th, 2010
5:25 pm

Why trade ONE vote for the tax cuts for CONSISTENT votes for tax cuts if the Republicans get voted in?

Red

September 28th, 2010
6:49 pm

I think everything else they’ve voted for in Obama’s agenda overrides this whole effort. Sorry, guys. The rest of your vote history cancels this out. But if you REALLY wanted to prove your worth, sign a letter saying you would not re-elect Pelosi as Speaker. Put this out there and I’m more inclined to not think of this tax cut letter as a ploy.

Hank Johnson

September 28th, 2010
8:03 pm

Whoooaaaa, now….If’n we vote for these Bush Tax Cuts…why, the whole Sate of Georgia might tip over!

Dave the Man

September 28th, 2010
8:07 pm

All these years the Dems have screamed “Tax Cuts for The Rich, Tax Cuts for The Rich”. Now these same Dems say that only 2% of the Bush Tax Cuts are for The Rich, that 98% are for the Middle Class.
Amazing, isn’t it?

The Snark

September 28th, 2010
9:04 pm

The first rule of what to do when you find yourself in a hole is to stop … oh, never mind.

CourtneyF

September 28th, 2010
9:47 pm

When u n truble….go wid da flo….which 1 out of this savory bunch got my red panties?

The Centrist

September 28th, 2010
9:55 pm

Hollywood, Corporate Elitist, Pro Athletes, and Scam Artist are praying that the GOP filibusters to extent the 2%ers tax cuts. The very folks Conservatives say they hate.

The Centrist

September 28th, 2010
9:56 pm

Sidebar: If Obama and Liberals are Nazis, then was the Aryan Nation a far left wing group? Just asking.

CJ

September 28th, 2010
9:58 pm

If the Bush Tax Cuts will help create jobs, then why haven’t more jobs been created til now?

The Centrist

September 28th, 2010
10:05 pm

Hey Hank… With probably 30% of the mortgages and car loans in Georgia underwater, and most small Banks in the tank, we don’t have to worry if Georgia MIGHT tip over….Besides Georgia already has bellied up to the tune of a $3 billion annual deficit, and the few conservatives classifed as 2%ers in Georgia really don’t care if the State drowns or not because their assets are out of state.

The Centrist

September 28th, 2010
10:11 pm

So someone tell me what tax cuts that Obama has signed into law that Kingston, Westmoreland, Broun, Price, Norwood, Deal, Gingrey or Norwood have voted FOR in the past two years?

Dave the Man

September 28th, 2010
10:18 pm

The Centrist

September 28th, 2010
9:56 pm
“Sidebar: If Obama and Liberals are Nazis, then was the Aryan Nation a far left wing group? Just asking.”

Guess I missed it. Where is the post(s) calling Obama/Liberals Nazis? And where is the Aryan Nation mentioned? Just asking.

The Great and Powerful Community Organizer

September 28th, 2010
10:29 pm

WHAT??? Let people keep THEIR OWN money??? Are you kidding me??? Why that is the call of the Omnipotent and All Powerful Imperial Federal Government, as to exactly how much a Comrade—er-Citizen may keep.
We’re going to “spread the Wealth around…” as I said in my campaign. If someone has Wealth, they had to get it by “oppressing” the “little man”. No way they could have accumlated wealth by educating themselves and making better decisions. It’s just not fair.

BMChristianConservative

September 28th, 2010
11:06 pm

Kudos to Reps. Barrow, Bishop, and Marshall! And it’s nice that some Dems. realize that capital gains tax cuts have NOTHING to do the rich! People making way less than $250K buy and sell houses, stocks, and other investments! All those fools who think capital gains and other tax cut only pertain to rich white people need to be exiled to Havana or Pyongyang for a lifetime! This comes from a Black man who, while not poor, makes significantly less than $250K! I DON’T WANT TO GIVE UNCLE SAM 40% OF THE PROFIT I MAKE OFF THE SALE OF MY HOUSE!! ALL YOU SOCIALIST POLITICIANS AND BLOGGERS WHO THINK ANYBODY SHOULD HAVE TO FORFEIT 40% OF THEIR PROFIT TO UNCLE SAM NEED TO ROT IN SOME COMMUNIST COUNTRY!!! YOU REALLY NEED TO ROT SOMEWHERE ELSE FOR THIS DEMONIC THINKING!!!!

BMChristianConservative

September 28th, 2010
11:13 pm

And previously I thought Bishop was hust another black race pimp! Maybe he still is, but I do think a tad more highly of him for endorsing tax cuts for all!

bubbaroy

September 28th, 2010
11:36 pm

Good riddance to the three DINO’s if they lose this time.

soloman73

September 29th, 2010
5:51 am

No suprise that Rep. Scott did not sign on to extend tax cuts for all. Even though he and I disagreed on many issues he or his office used to be courteous enough to respond to emails and the like. He has gone nto hiding lately and I find that disappointing. Everyone is entitled to the money they EARN and not be taxed to death by our government. It appears Rep Scott does not believe this and deserves to be fired in Nov

Marty

September 29th, 2010
9:02 am

Look at the big picture folks. We are in a mound of debt thanks to George W. Bush. And besides, the highest 2% will always be rich no matter how much taxes they pay. They probably don’t pay their fair share of taxes in the first place because they have the resources to pay someone to cheat the system. But that’s another story.
Steve Forbes once said, “when you have so much money that you can buy anything in the world, then all you can do is count the money after that.”
These people can AFFORD to pay more and they won’t even notice it. And don’t say it will suppress job creation, because look at all the jobs these richy riches created during Bush’s 8 years. Yeah right!!!
Get your heads out of the sand and don’t vote for these greedy Republicans!

jhHammond

September 29th, 2010
9:27 am

Sanford (& Son) Bishop voting for tax cuts is quite a desperate move. I seriously doubt he voted for the cuts when Bush was is office. Bishop has been a joke for many years and it is time for the dead wood to be thrown out.

chris

September 29th, 2010
9:17 pm

@ Marty – Dems ave been in charge of the House (where budgets are made) since 2007… The president does not make the debt… It is Congress. 2001 was the last surplus and congress has been running a deficit ever sense. (Republican and Democrat majorities) Will the left wing stop blaming Bush!!! He is no longer here and has never even been able to vote for a “budget.” Congress is the problem!!! Vote them ALL out.

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