They not only have a majority that have a super majority that means that the GOP is powerless to stop them, or even filibuster. But the whole thing is just high theater for the weak minded and as a lifelong Dem, the modern (or current) Dem Party is just about keeping the numb skulls from thinking on their own. Let me demonstrate. Who are these rich evil Republicans that are going to get this tax cut along with me? The average non thinking (and that would take in the young as well) dummy will tell you that they are all evil old white guys. But the rich in America is also Oprah, Julia Roberts, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Bruce Springsteen and the entire Dem Congress. What do the entertainer celeb rich do with their money with what they will get as a tax cut? Why they will eat it, smoke it, snort it, shoot it, drive it, fly it, wear it, screw it and their business managers will hide whats left in offshore accounts so they don't pay ANY taxes at all. What happened to the evil old rich guys? Well, they make their money by investing in business, funding new businesses and creating markets and the biggest by product of that evil work are jobs and lots of them. They also put money into foundations that fund most of the non profits in America that serve the poor, and health and youth and education. The celebs don't do that. That's how the whole system works. The Dems are just kidding when they pretend they don't know that, and they are just yanking your chain when they said they are doing this for the middle class (cuz thats where the votes are and they have to keep us stupid). This will pass cuz every Dem Senator and Congressmen is a multi millionaire (dunno how they do that while in office for 30 yrs..oh I know but I was being polite). Sen Kerry was on TV this weekend and he was shucking us with the same must stop those rich guy speech...but his wife is worth $463 million dollars and will make a ton off of this tax cut...didn't hear him say she was outraged by the tax cut and would refuse it didya? Because the media is so bad in the US (free press does not work well it appears) that no "journalist" called Kerry on his absurd statement or any others nor will they take the Dems to task when they all vote for it anyhow. We live in a free society with a free press and with free speech and no one does any of that. Its a gag on America, they will pass it cuz it has to be done so those rich evil old white guys will start investing and the small businesses can start hiring. The rest is just oatmeal for your ears. Don't eat that its not oatmeal.