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Senate Passes Bill to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

pppqq Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:11 AM
I'm really hoping the House amends the heck out of this bill or vote a flat NO. Let's cut spending including salary and benefits of the "rich' government workers.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:30 AM
If they stay firm, they'll get some spending cuts. If they cave now, will they cave again when the debt ceiling is reached?
Simplecaveman Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:36 AM
Liberals will never give in to spending cuts. They have never done it before, and with Barry winning the election, they won't start now. Republicans are too spineless to stand up for anything that requires spending cuts.
Jerry555 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:14 AM
They just got a 3% increase, didn't you hear, so Joe Bite Me, just got a $6,000 dollar raise.

For What?

June56 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:36 AM
And milions of Americans would do almost anything just to have a job. Their arrogance is unbelievable.

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...