Just moments ago, a non-binding "sense of the Senate" resolution passed 74-22. Now, being a non-binding resolution, it doesn't have the force of law, but its importance shouldn't be understated.
This resolution is nothing more than class warfare, stating:
It is the sense of the Senate that any agreement to reduce the budget deficit should require that those earning $1,000,000 or more per year make a more meaningful contribution to the deficit reduction effort.
The Orwellian language suggests it's the Senate "sense" to raise taxes on anyone making $1 million or more per year as part of a deficit reduction plan.
The vote was widely expected to fail by a party line vote - the fact that so many Republicans appear to believe raising taxes on the wealthy will raise revenue is appalling and they need to be held accountable.
Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Raising taxes is not going to guarantee anymore revenue into the Treasury's coffers.
Also, the Senate will not be holding anymore roll call votes this week. Aren't you glad they skipped their 4th of July recess to hold one vote on a non-binding resolution and engage in class warfare?