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Fiscal Cliff Talks Not Going Well So Far

oldervoter68 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 2:32 PM
The budget can pass in the Senate by a simple majority, however Hairy has changed the rules several times to keep Rs from offering amendments, etc, so nothing gets done. Hairy is the most partisan hack currently residing in Congress. I'm still tempted to move to Nevada to vote against him in his next re-election campaign.

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but fiscal cliff discussion between Republicans and Democrats has already started and will continue after the Holiday weekend. As you can imagine things aren't going so well, which means we are more likely to see some kind of deal not in the next couple weeks, but just before or on Christmas.

The opening round of negotiations this week between White House and senior GOP congressional staffers left both sides pessimistic about their ability to reach a quick deal on averting the fiscal cliff, according to sources familiar with the talks.