Bush Tax Credit http://wkms.org en McConnell Calls Democrats Bluff, Drops Filibuster on Bush Tax Cuts http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-calls-democrats-bluff-drops-filibuster-bush-tax-cuts In a surprise move, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., challenged Democrats to vote on a bill to end the Bush era tax cuts for wealthier Americans.<p>For the past week Senate Democrats have been pushing a bill similar to President Obama&#39;s plan to extend the tax relief for income only up to $250,000 annually. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised he had enough votes to pass the 50-vote threshold if not for McConnell blocking a procedural vote with a filibuster.<p>Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell says the tax hike will hurt job creators, but that he is lifting the filibuster so the American people can see where lawmakers stand.<p>"The only way to force people to take a stand is to make sure that today&rsquo;s votes truly count. By setting these votes at a 50-vote threshold, nobody on the other side can hide behind a procedural vote while leaving their views on the actual bill itself a mystery to the people who sent them here," he says.<p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:18:44 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 19741 at http://wkms.org McConnell Calls Democrats Bluff, Drops Filibuster on Bush Tax Cuts