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House to Vote on Fiscal Cliff Bill

Bear Trax Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:22 PM
Good, maryanne. You get it. Americans don't over-react to pending disasters, only the aftermath. Isn't that like the massacre prevention debate of last month? Gun free zones, to protect people from killers. Now we have new government spending to solve the national debt crisis.

House Speaker John Boehner presented two options to his members today—to make an amendment that would add a package of spending cuts to the bill, an extremely risky move, or vote to adopt the deal and send it along to President Obama. After determining there wasn’t enough support to amend the legislation, which passed 89-8 in the Senate, the House is moving forward with an up-or-down vote tonight.

The decision to move ahead with the Senate bill — which allows tax rates to jump to 39.6 percent on income over $450,000 — came after House Republicans internally...

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