July 26, 2012 at 2:22 am
Rep. Connie Mack’s Senate campaign is seeking to raise money off Sen. Bill Nelson’s vote yesterday supporting a tax plan he originally opposed. Nelson wanted to keep the Bush era tax cuts for anyone earning less than $1 million, but since that wasn’t an option he joined other Democrats in supporting Obama’s plan keeping the tax cuts for anyone earning less than $250,000.
“For weeks Bill Nelson has told Floridians he didn’t support the president’s plan. But then he cast the deciding vote for it,” Mack’s fundraising email states. “It’s the same old Bill Nelson we’ve come to expect. He talks like a moderate in Florida, but he votes like a LockStep Liberal with President Obama. Enough’s enough. We cannot tax ourselves out of the economic mess Obama and Nelson have driven our economy into – we need real spending cuts and tax relief to revive job growth in Florida. As he showed once again yesterday, we cannot depend on Bill Nelson to fight for Florida jobs in the US Senate.”
With Vice President Joe Biden on hand in case of a tie, the Democrats’ plan passed 51 to 48. Even though he voted for the measure, Nelson warned it was going nowhere in the Republican-controlled House. “This isn’t going to solve the problem. It’s going to be more political posturing all the way up to the November election and then, in a lame duck session, we’re going to get down to work,” Nelson said.