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Temporary Fiscal Cliff Compromise Full of Pork, Tax Hikes and Spending Increases

Bill258 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 9:27 AM
Just what tax-borrow-spend politicians want ... an authoritarian cradle-to-grave welfare-state. newsandopinions dot net

Congressional Republicans caved in to the Democrats this week, surrendering their principles in order to pass a bill that merely delays the looming fiscal cliff by two months. This is the first time Republicans have voted for a tax increase in 20 years. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) strong-armed Republican members of the House into supporting it, no doubt by threatening them with loss of their committee positions should they dare to oppose it. The Wall Street Journal described the massive sellout in an editorial, “The Senate-White House compromise grudgingly passed by the House is a Beltway classic: the...