Whoops, you're right. I could've sworn that Snowe actually voted for it. Guess I was wrong. Thanks for the correction.
Actually, I'm fairly sure that no Republican's voted for the Senate bill. Remember, the Democrats had 60 votes then. AFTER the bill passed, Kennedy died and Scott Brown was elected to replace him. The house was even worse, they couldn't get ANYONE there (that was a Republican) to vote for the thing or work on it.
edit: I'm fully aware of how capital gains works, but thanks anyways. What I'm getting at about capital gains is that it's only a miniscule step in a better direction. I'm in full agreement with you on it being too low and would rather see a comprehensive hike to a much higher level. The only compromise I would be ok with is to have the rates inline with progressive earned income tax rates.