Unhappy with the compromise Obama made with the GOP on Bush tax cuts, the lame duck Democrats somehow gathered enough moxy to actually reject the Obama proposal today, albeit through a non binding vote.
House Democrats have rejected a tax cut deal struck by President Barack Obama with the Republican opposition.
The non-binding vote was led by liberals angry about the extension of tax cuts for the rich.
The White House had spent the week lobbying Democrats to back the bill and had appeared to be winning support.
Unless the Congress acts, all American taxpayers face a big hike in their tax bill beginning in January and millions will see unemployment payments end.
"We will continue discussions with the president and our Democratic and Republican colleagues in the days ahead to improve the proposal before it comes to the House floor for a vote," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
No doubt voting with your ideology is a lot easier after you've already had your butt handed to you in an election and you don't have to worry about the next one. Too bad...