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Senate Passes Bill to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Richard1452 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:28 AM
Tax hike for the repeal of ObamaCare. Otherwise, no deal since spending cuts in this bill is a joke compared to tax increase. NO BILL IS BETTER THAN A BAD BILL. We need spending cuts!

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...