A senior Senate Democratic aide tells us a vote on tax cuts pretty clearly ain’t gonna happen before the election. “Absent a stunning turn of events, we’re not going to do tax cuts before the election,” the aide just told our Brian Beutler.
And the House meanwhile seems still to be in the mode of ‘We won’t do it unless the Senate goes first’, though we still await that meeting early this afternoon at which they seem likely to make a final decision. But if they are in wait for the Senate mode, that would suggest the Dems, collectively, are putting the kibosh on the whole idea.
That would suggest that they’re going to go with the ‘If we don’t do what the Republicans are saying we shouldn’t do, maybe they’ll cut us some slack’ theory.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.