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House to Vote on Fiscal Cliff Bill

Hambone763 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:30 PM
"The legislation is the product of months of intense negotiations between the White House and Congress" How can this time frame be possible when Obama was on the campaign trail since 2008 and still doesn't realize he got re-elected? More garbage pushed down our throats by the Government press corps.

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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