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Democrats delay vote on extending Bush tax cuts


Democrats delay vote on extending Bush tax cuts

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER,Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leaders decided Thursday to delay a vote on preserving soon-to-expire middle class tax cuts until after congressional elections in November.

President Barack Obama has made the tax cuts a priority. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to delay any vote after a meeting with other Senate Democrats failed to produce a consensus on how to proceed.

"Democrats believe we must permanently extend tax cuts for the middle-class before they expire at the end of...

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