John Boehner

Ohio Republican John Boehner almost succeeded in rallying Congress to stay in session to vote on extending Bush-era tax cuts; Dems won adjournment vote by just 1 vote.

Democrats voted to cut and run, adjourning Congress without voting on whether or not to extend Bush-era tax cuts.  What this means is that taxes will rise for everyone on January 1, 2011.

The vote to leave Washington and gear up for the November elections barely squeaked by with just 1 vote (210 -209) because 39 Democrats stood with Republicans to stay and work on tax relief.

Ohio’s John Boehner (R) led the opposition accusing the Dems who wanted to go home of “putting their election needs above the needs of your constituents,” according to The Hill.

Democrats know they’re in trouble with voters and the ones who voted in favor of adjourning look cowardly.  President Obama wants to increase taxes on people making $250k or more but many of these taxpayers are S-Corp business owners who will be impacted and not be able to make payroll if their taxes skyrocket.  Not wanting to go against the President, these Dems preferred to leave Washington than to hammer out an agreement that would help business owners in this bad economy.

Boehner surprise: Dems barely get votes to adjourn after floor speech – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.