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Published December 05, 2010, 01:50 PM

Area lawmakers disappointed with tax cut vote

(WDAY TV) - A North Dakota lawmaker is disappointed Republicans blocked legislation that would have extended tax cuts to the middle class.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Party leaders will try to reach a deal to extend Bush era tax cuts before they expire in January. Here's Senator Byron Dorgan, blasting Republicans.

"They are demanding that the wealthiest Americans get a tax cut that is a thousand times the size of the average American."

Minnesota Senator Al Franken is visibly frustrated about that vote.

SEN. AL FRANKEN(D) Minnesota: "This isn't really a hard choice. We have two wars. We are headed for a real, real crisis in terms of our long term deficit. And this is a chance to address it.”

If the cuts expire, taxes would go up 22-hundred dollars for people making 65-thousand dollars a year.