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Senate Passes Bill to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

wbenton Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 2:04 PM
The question for House Republicans is now simple. What is worse, the cliff of the deal? At least the cliff has spending cuts. The deal will probably pass. But we need to HAMMER spending. HAMMER AND HAMMER AND HAMMER!!!! Spending is the problem. We cannot collect enough taxes to pay for the spending. We must own the spending argument. The other thing we must do is pull this into perspective. The deficit is over a trillion per year. The revenue is shown as 600 billion, but that is over 10 years. So this deal even at its best only raises enough revenue to cover about 5% of the deficit.
DisarmThemObama Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 2:06 PM
You keep saying "cut spending" without making ONE SPECIFIC PROPOSAL.......much like your Republitard buddies in Congress.
wbenton Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 2:05 PM
And with essentially no spending cuts at all it makes this whole thing a political exercise by the Democrats to demonize the "rich" and the Republicans to further their political position at the expense of every American. Bravo you short sighted fools.

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...