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House to Vote on Fiscal Cliff Bill

scrow Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 9:31 PM
The government certainly needs its money. It's unfortunate that the people aren't allowed to have it themselves. If Republicans like spending so much, why do they keep proposing spending cuts? And why do Democrats keep rejecting them? It seems difficult to say both sides feel similarly about spending when they give opposing votes on spending issues.

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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