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House to Vote on Fiscal Cliff Bill

Panda Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 6:46 AM
"government spending is actually good for the economy." Oh, you mean like the $56 in subsidies we spend for every megawatt hour of energy from Green energy, as opposed to the 64 cents we spend for the same amount of energy from fossil fuels? Or do you mean the Department of Education that Carter formed to boost our test scores versus other nations? Or how about all the government spending in Europe? How's it goin' over there, eh? And I see you blame the wealthy for moving job creation overseas, but you somehow neglect to mention that America has higher costs in corporate taxes, labor, lawsuit protection, environmental compliance, AND PRETTY MUCH EVERY OTHER AREA CONNECTED TO MAKING THINGS. You...are...a...freaking...retard!!

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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