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House to Vote on Fiscal Cliff Bill

TeaPartyFanatic Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:22 PM
So when the House passes the Senate bill, we will have $1.50 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax increases. That's called compromising.
algae Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:33 PM
Funny, Drudge's sources must be all messed up then. Last article I saw was 44 tax dollars increased for every dollar cut in spending. Or have you taken up hobnobbing with the economics staff and are privy to more accurate info?

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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