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House to Vote on Fiscal Cliff Bill

JacobsTrouble Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:18 AM
GOP fought tooth and claw to extend Bush era tax rates in 2010. It was a mistake. Had they let those rates expire, people would have voted with their pocketbooks in 2012. Instead the people blamed GOP for being in the way of the President's wonderful plans and believed that the debt will go away and economy will improve if only the rich paid their "fair share". Then they gave the mandate for the architects of decay - moral and material.

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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