I posted this on the previous thread but due to time marching on I may not receive an answer to my question. Maybe somebody here can help?
“I have been wondering. Somebody help me out. Was there not a period of time, however brief, after Al Franken (wasn’t he supposed to be “the 60th vote”?) was sworn in as a Senator, and before Kennedy and Byrd became too disabled to participate, when the Democrats actually did have 60 votes in the Senate (counting Lieberman and Sanders)? My memory is not that good and I do not know how to research this, but if it is the case, why did not Obama, or the Senate and House leadership, push through a bill to extend the tax cuts for the lower and middle class while ending them for the rich? Why did they wait until the Lame Duck began to quack?”