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Boehner Forces Fiscal Cliff Deal Through House

Bear Trax Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 11:27 AM
Anyone beginning their 6th year on non-stop unemployment benefits is not looking for work. Simple as that. And if anyone doubts they will be there in years 10-11-and 12 are fooling themselves.
Less than 24 hours after the Senate passed compromise legislation worked out by Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden to restore most of the tax cuts that lapsed on January 1, John Boehner brought it to the House floor, where it passed on the strength of Democrat votes.

The fiscal cliff legislation doesn't address some of the most important issues that are components of the cliff - the government spending sequester cuts, for example, and the debt ceiling - but the tax cuts were by far the largest issue that needed to be dealt with. As a compromise, tax rates will...