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Senate Passes Bill to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Kilroys Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:24 AM
I'm fine with taxes going up. I'm not fine with no spending cuts and strill running $4.4 billion a day in deficit spending...more than twice the deficit spending rate than Big Spender Bush spent. Voting "NO" on this bill gives Reps something to bargain taxes without real spending cuts. Voting "YES" will get Reps NOTHING but being further vilified, demagogued and beaten up tomorrow by hypocrites on the left. Write your Congressman now to tell them to vote "NO" and to finally tackle the spending problem by demanding a bill that raises taxes AND cuts spending in what Obama lied about when he said we'd have a "balanced" approach. Find your Congressperson here: ___‹~›__‹(•¿•)›__‹~›___

The Senate voted early Tuesday morning 89-8 in favor of the scaled-down bipartisan package that would halt historic tax hikes for many Americans and postpone automatic spending cuts for two months. The bill will now go to the House, which is expected to be back in session at noon today.

The outlines of the deal Mr. McConnell and Mr. Biden worked out included raising tax rates for individuals making more than $400,000 and families with incomes more than $450,000, and extended unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. It also continued a number of programs from Mr. Obama’s...