Biden to 'defend the deal'
December 6th, 2010
07:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden to 'defend the deal'

(CNN)–Vice President Biden will attend the weekly Senate Democratic policy lunch Tuesday in the Capitol to “defend the deal” on taxes and other items the White House tentatively cut with Republican leaders, according to a Senate Democratic leadership aide.

“This may be somewhat rough (to sell) in the Senate,” another congressional Democratic source told CNN. “But betting House Dems are worse.”


Filed under: Taxes • Vice President Biden
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. GonzoinHouston

    Wouldn't it be hilarious if the Senate Dems gave the GOP a dose of their own medicine and stopped the deal with a filibuster?

    December 6, 2010 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  2. 2012

    If the economy rebounds, Obama will be reelected. If the economy is still in the tank, welcome President Palin, Huckabee, Romney, Newtie or whomever.

    December 6, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  3. eleanor fitzgerald

    Democrats simply do not know how to deal with winning. Republicans gain an inch and stretch it to a mile. Extending the Bush tax cuts as they are does not make much sense to me. Eventually, the economy will get better. Profits and the cost of living will iincrease. A gradual increase in the maximum amount exempted from taxes in line with economic conditions would seem more worthy of consideration than throwing in the towel altogether! That way those at the very top would pay taxes on much their future trillions.

    December 6, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  4. jules sand-perkins

    Don't worry, Mr. Vice President: there aren't all that many Dems left in the House now.
    Unto every thing there is a season.

    December 6, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    Go ahead and DEFEND it – the RepubliCAN'Ts got more to come and you will be "defending" everything they FORCE ya'll to do for the next two years. Is the President going to have enough backbone to VETO the Repeal on Health Care coming your way?????

    Everything the Democrats had the DRIVE to get pass in the way of policy (Dream Act, DADT, etc.) is going to get CUT UP and NOT recognized as anything we want when the RepubliCAN'Ts get a hold of it – AGAIN, we will be FORCED to "go with that" too!!!

    I think I feel just as bad – maybe worse – when the Democrats "crumbled" on the Iraq war vote – that hurt too and look at where we are there!!!!!!!!!!

    December 6, 2010 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  6. ED Fl

    The president and members of congress are in the wealthy category to receive the biggest benefits of the tax break. Personally as a disabled veteran i would gladly pay a little more income tax if they do not let this robbery go forward and the new revenue help the budget. One comment I read had a great suggestion ,have the $3.00 box on the tax forms be changed to read AND PUT THE MONEY in the bank to help lower the debt vice assist politicians to get elected.

    December 6, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  7. Middle Class voter

    Our children and grandchildren should not have to pay for the Sociialism of the rich at the tune of 700 trillion dollars.
    Who is standing up for us? Why is the tea party so silent now? Traitors!

    December 6, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  8. Ram

    No framework should of been mentioned until Tier 5 was included in this package. I'm so disappointed in the Congress and the President for not standing up for all the 99er's that still don't have a job.We would like an extension also, but it's obvious they care more about the wealthy and give them 2 years of bonus money.. So Sad. You lost my vote..

    December 6, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |