It's official: Buffett Rule vote fails, 51-45—
Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) April 16, 2012
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.
Progressive supporters of the Buffet Rule rinsed, repeated, and recycled the canard that the majority of Americans support the failed legislation.