Senate votes 85-13 against VAT

VAT trial balloon just deflated big time? (H/t: C2)  Senate Votes 85-13 to Condemn Value-Added Tax Sure, it’s only a “nonbinding resolution”, which expresses the “sense of the Senate”, but still: 85-13? (Roll call vote.) Two senators [Nelson and Warner] abstained. One RINO [Voinovich] voted against: the other votes against were all Democrats. Independent Joe Lieberman voted in favor.

Speaking of taxes, some places to go for coverage of yesterday’s Tax Day Tea Parties:

And meanwhile, courtesy of this article, here is a map of 0bama popularity/impopularity ratings (deep blue means a popularity index of  10% or higher, deep red of -10% or lower)