House Votes to Scrap Tax Cuts for Wealthy But bill has no chance in the Senate By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Dec 2, 2010 3:30 PM CST 85 comments Comments House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill Thursday. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg) (Newser) – Call it a symbolic gesture or call it chicken crap, but the House has officially staked its position on the Bush tax cuts. It voted today 234-188 to keep them in place for the middle class but let them expire for the wealthy, reports the Hill. The latter is defined as families making more than $250,000 or individuals making more than $200,000. The measure stands zero chance of passing in the Senate and comes as negotiators from both parties and the White House are trying to hammer out a compromise.