they were real votes, and Democrats mustered every single one of their members to the Senate floor to cast a vote. The final results for the two votes -- one to extend the Bush tax cuts for all but individuals making more than $200,000 per year and couples making more than $250,000, and the other to extend the cuts to everyone making less than $1,000,000 -- were 53 to 36 and 53 to 37, respectively.If every single Democratic Senator could make the vote, why couldn't you? We will remember this crap when you gentlemen are up for reelection.
In each case, every Democratic senator voted, including the five, and then six, who voted with Republicans. But in one case, ten Republicans didn't bother to vote, and in the other 11 Republicans didn't vote. Here are the 11: Bunning, Burr, Chambliss, Cornyn, Gregg, Hutchison, Inhofe, Isakson, Sessions, Vitter, and Voinovich.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/12/ten-republicans-duck-out-tax-vote#ixzz17JVMWZSt