In response to:

House to Vote on Fiscal Cliff Bill

cedar rebellion Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:07 AM
Well, well. Boy, are you as shocked, shocked, just shocked by this? So, the bets must be placed on whether Baleful Bawling Boehner can get enough Dem votes to be speaker of the House. Or maybe we'll see 17 of the 90 RINOs, including Boehner, flip to Independent and be like Liberman. Statesmen all.

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...

Related Tags: Fiscal Cliff