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Senate Passes Bill to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

traitorbill Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:23 AM
When was the last time Republicans raised taxes? Now they tell us that limiting tax increases to the top 2 percent is acceptable because then they don't have to raise them on everybody. This is their solution to our spending problem? This is progress? What will they say after we're downgraded?

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...