Barack Obama during the presidential campaign:
With these two identical 58-42 votes, all Senate Democrats except Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., just voted to let rates rise for individuals and small businesses beginning next year. The vote, forced by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., would have extended the current, lower rates for the two categories.
I’m sure the president will be taking Senate Democrats to task for voting against a proposal to block a tax increase. Unless they change course, tax rates will rise — even for families earning less than $250,000 year.