Down East 2013 ©
Last week, Sen. Susan Collins voted to extend the payroll tax cut as an effort to break congressional gridlock, despite the provision that it would be paid for by raising taxes on those making over a million dollars. As expected in such partisan times, the bold move caused reactions across the political spectrum. Collins says she's receiving support from her constituents, yet fellow colleagues have sharply criticized her alliance with Democrats on the issue. MPBN takes a look at the vote, why Sen. Olympia Snowe voted against the measure while Collins voted in support, and the reactions from the left and the right. Read or listen here.