Both Liberal Politicians Now Understand Unanimous Rejection Of Massive Tax Hike Proposals
Whether it’s their support for a massive health care bill, reckless government spending, higher taxes or a record debt, there’s been little doubt that Tim Kaine and his former boss President Obama have a lot in common. But a vote in the Senate yesterday added another one to that long list.
In an embarrassing and unanimous 99-0 rejection, every single Senator voted against President Obama’s massive budget proposal that was filled with even more spending and higher taxes. But only former DNC Chairman Tim Kaine could truly know how the President felt yesterday.
As Virginia Governor in 2010, Kaine proposed one of the largest tax increases in the Commonwealth’s history which not even a single Democrat in the House of Delegates could bring themselves to support. As the Roanoke Times reported on January 22, 2010:
- Not a single member of the House of Delegates voted Thursday to support former Gov. Tim Kaine’s proposal to increase the state income tax and effectively eliminate the personal property tax on vehicles.
“Wednesday’s unanimous rejection of massive new tax hikes is another reminder that President Obama and Tim Kaine have more than a few things in common. And both liberal leaders have now learned the hard way that their desire to impose massive tax hikes on Virginia families is exactly the wrong way to create jobs and rebuild our economy,” National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Brian Walsh said today.
0-99: Obama’s FY2013 Budget Gets ZERO Votes In The Senate
- Wednesday, The Senate Unanimously Rejected President Obama’s Budget. (S.Con.Res.41, Roll Call Vote #97, Motion To Proceed Rejected 0-99, 5/16/12)
- For The Second Year In A Row, Obama’s Budget Has Failed To Receive A Single Vote In The Senate. “In a 99-0 vote, all of the senators rejected the president’s blueprint. It’s the second year in a row the Senate has voted down Obama’s budget. Obama’s 2012 budget failed 97 to 0 last May after Obama himself last April said he wanted deeper deficit cuts.” (Erik Wasson and Daniel Strauss, “Senate Rejects Obama Budget In 99-0 Vote,” The Hill , 5/16/12)
- “ President Obama’s Budget Suffered A Second Embarrassing Defeat Wednesday , When Senators Voted 99-0 To Reject It.” (Stephan Dinan, “Obama Budget Defeated 99-0 In Senate,” The Washington Times , 5/16/12)
- “Coupled With The House’s Rejection In March, 414-0, That Means Mr. Obama’s Budget Has Failed To Win A Single Vote In Support This Year.” (Stephan Dinan, “Obama Budget Defeated 99-0 In Senate,” The Washington Times , 5/16/12)
Tim Kaine’s Tax-And-Spend Record
0-97: Kaine’s Proposal To Raise Taxes
- “Not A Single Member Of The House Of Delegates Voted Thursday To Support Former Gov. Tim Kaine’s Proposal To Increase The State Income Tax And Effectively Eliminate The Personal Property Tax On Vehicles.” (Michael Sluss, “Bill To Raise Taxes Gets No Takers,” The Roanoke Times, 1/22/10)
- “His [Kaine’s] Proposal Would Allow Local Governments To Phase Out The Car Tax And Phase In A 1 Percent Income Tax Increase Over Two Years.” (Anita Kumar and Rosalind s. Helderman, “Virginia Governor Proposes An Income Tax Increase,” The Washington Post, 12/19/09)
- The Income Tax Change Would Have Resulted In A Tax Rate Hike “For Those Earning More Than $17,000, 60 Percent Of Taxpayers.” “The increase would mean a hike in the income tax rate from 5.75 percent to 6.75 percent for those earning more than $17,000, 60 percent of taxpayers.” (Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman, “Virginia Governor Proposes An Income Tax Increase,” The Washington Post, 12/19/09)
- 2009: “‘Kaine Will Definitely Not Be Remembered For His Legislative Successes Because They’re Few And Far Between,’ Said Larry J. Sabato, A University Of Virginia Political Scientist.” (Ian Urbina, “Virginia Rejects Bill On Private Gun Sales,” The New York Times, 2/5/09)