(WASHINGTON) -- While President Obama was on the campaign trail in Iowa Tuesday promoting his one-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for families earning under $250,000, Republicans in the Senate were busy pushing for a vote on extending the cuts for all, regardless of wealth.
Republicans say not including Americans over the $250,000 threshold would hurt small business owners, the so-called “job creators” that are vital to rebuilding the economy.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told his colleagues the president has a “nightmarish economic record,” and by “demanding higher taxes on the few, he’s trying to direct attention from it.”
Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, Majority Leader Harry Reid remarked that “fabulously rich so-called small business owners like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton could qualify for these wasteful giveaways.”
A vote could happen this week.
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