The fiscal cliff deal overwhelming passed the Senate, in the dead of night, on a 89-8 vote. The eight senators voting no were:
- Michael Bennet (D-CO),
- Tom Carper (D-DE),
- Charles Grassley (R-IA),
- Tom Harkin (D-IA),
- Mike Lee (R-UT),
- Rand Paul (R-KY),
- Marco Rubio (R-FL), and
- Richard Shelby (R-AL).
Rand Paul and Marco Rubio were two of the eight senators to vote against the fiscal cliff package. They are wise to do so because in a year’s time we’ll look back at this deal as a failure just as we do with the stimulus bills.
Here is why Rubio voted against it via The Hill:
"Rapid economic growth and job creation will be made more difficult under the deal reached here in Washington."
It seems like they are well positioned for 2016 for making this vote.