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House to Vote on Fiscal Cliff Bill

scrow Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 9:32 PM
It's not the rich, it's the middle-class and the poor that the rich will pass it along to that may have trouble surviving.

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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