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Senate Passes Bill to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

rmt5 in MA Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:05 PM
All of the Washington political class should be ashamed of itself. However, shame seems to have little to do with what these people do or don't do. The biggest problem we have is TOO much spending, yet that will continue unabated. How do these people sleep at night? Total lack of conscience, I suppose! Obama is a HUGE problem, but sadly he isn't all of the problem. Weak-kneed Repubs are also contributors to our troubles.
Henry VIII Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:13 PM
You know, the more I talk to people, and I mean people with a different political persuasion, the more I realize that our truths are at odds. What liberals believe to be true is so different from my conservative truths. I don't know whether its lack of curiosity, inability to connect dots, or poor news sources, but we are not on the same page as to what we can agree to be true or false.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:16 PM
I like President Reagan's saying (I am paraphrasing), "It is not that our democrat friends are ignorant, it is that they no so much that isn't so."
psydoc Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:49 PM
not only my fingers are failing me, simply things such as the difference between no and know. *embarrassed*
psydoc Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:08 PM
They are worried about holding their seats...that's all, nothing more.

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...