The Buffett Rule went down in flames in the Senate tonight as it failed to meet the 60-vote threshold needed to pass.
Twitter users, as usual, had plenty to say about Obama’s tax hike attempt. Most tweeps were pretty happy to hear about the failure and still think the Buffett Rule is a joke in more ways than one.
Obama's Buffett rule got blocked by the Senate today, thank goodness
— Breck Light (@BreckfastTime) April 16, 2012
Glad the Buffet Rule lost in the Senate. This was a joke! No one really believed it would work! (–_–)
— Teresa (@Lawrencr15) April 16, 2012
Senate Republicans block the "Buffett Rule" that Obama and Dems are disingenuously suggesting would help the economy
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) April 16, 2012
Short title of the Buffett Rule: "A Bill to Reduce the Deficit." So there's a lie on page one.
— David Freddoso (@freddoso) April 16, 2012
President Obama doesn't abide by the Buffett Rule. Wonder how many Dem senators supporting it don't either.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) April 16, 2012
My Buffett rule: no tax increases until everyone is as wealthy as Warren Buffett.
— Kevin Eder (@keder) April 16, 2012
Buffet Rule fails! Dems vow to reintroduce bill that stops anyone from piling up MOUNTAINS of food on plate at an All-U-Can-Eat Buffet.
— Cindy Begel (@CindyBegel) April 16, 2012
Take the Buffett Rule and stuffet!
— Depoguy (@depoguy) April 16, 2012
Buffett Rule = #epicfail
— lisakauai (@lisakauai) April 16, 2012
It's gonna be fun to hear Obama blame Republicans for the DEMOCRAT controlled Senate not passing the Buffett Rule
— Demetrius Minor (@dminor85) April 16, 2012
Progressive supporters of the Buffet Rule rinsed, repeated, and recycled the canard that the majority of Americans support the failed legislation.
Yup, @OrrinHatch only cares about his rich donors. He voted against the "Buffett Rule" that 70+% of Americans approve of.
— Daniel Hicken (@BoArthur) April 16, 2012
BUFFETT RULE SHOT DOWN BY GOP CONGRESS TODAY EVEN THOUGH 70% OF THE PEOPLE IN THE USA WANTED IT TO PASS!… http://t.co/Fp77NKZJ
— Tina Crumpacker (@tmcprdctns) April 16, 2012
— dstubb (@dstubb) April 16, 2012
@SenMarkPryor – You are going to be sorry that you voted against the Buffett Rule that over 70% of Americans support.
— AnotherObamaMamaAZ (@ObamaOyeah) April 16, 2012
Republicans block "Buffett Rule" in Senate which 70% of Americans want passed. Good luck running on that.
— John Beard (@jb111) April 16, 2012
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) April 16, 2012