Senate to vote on Democratic tax cut plans

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., right, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, to discuss proposals to continue the Bush era tax cuts. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP)

December 4, 2010 7:13:35 AM PST
Their defeat on the Senate floor is predictable and the speeches have the ring of the recent campaign season .