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Senate kills 'cut, cap, balance' and Florida reflects partisan divide



rubionelson.jpgThe U.S. Senate this morning effectively killed a budget slashing, debt reducing measure called "cut, cap and balance," on party-line vote. Florida Democrat Bill Nelson voted in the majority to table the bill; Republican Marco Rubio voted no.

The measure never had a chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate. It passed the House, after being pushed by tea-party backed freshmen Republicans.

Photo from State of the Union. Below, video of Rubio on Senate floor yesterday adding support for the bill.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:26pm]


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