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Agreement within reach on
‘fiscal cliff’ deal, officials say

Washington Post, by Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/29/2012 12:12:36 AM

President Obama and Senate leaders were on the verge of an agreement Friday that would let taxes rise on the wealthiest households while protecting the vast majority of Americans from historic tax hikes set to hit in January. The development marked a breakthrough after weeks of paralysis. After meeting with Obama at the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said they would work through the weekend in hopes of drafting a “fiscal cliff” package they could present to their colleagues on Sunday afternoon.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/29/2012 12:24:17 AM     (No. 9088192)

´Within reach´ - as in the vaseline jar is ´within reach´ for the republicans.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 12/29/2012 1:42:13 AM     (No. 9088213)

A "deal" that everyone knows will solve absolutely nothing. A "deal" that will document GOP tax hikes on "the rich" (Marx applauds!) but with no action whatsoever on psychotic spending levels, the actual problem. A "deal" that will pin the blame firmly on the elephant when the donkey starts braying again, as everyone knows it will.

How many among us have gone past the breaking point with the GOP?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 12/29/2012 1:59:20 AM     (No. 9088221)

Brace yourselves Conservatives, "Mr. Speaker" is about to have his way with us.... Sad, so very sad...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: janylou, 12/29/2012 3:01:54 AM     (No. 9088240)

A bad deal is as bad as no deal!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/29/2012 3:47:11 AM     (No. 9088250)

In other words, if Republicans stop being Republicans, all will be well.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/29/2012 5:10:56 AM     (No. 9088275)

The pundits called it - a deal which is no deal. Enjoy the closing of small businesses and even more unemployment. Maybe that´s why Barry wants 2 more years of unemployment benefits.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 12/29/2012 7:16:40 AM     (No. 9088334)

By the time the next four years are past, you won´t hear a peep about gun control from Washington. Everybody there will need bodyguards.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/29/2012 8:59:52 AM     (No. 9088451)

Either way, we the People and they the Sheeple lose...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muguy, 12/29/2012 1:11:08 PM     (No. 9088803)

Time for a vote of no confidence in the Speaker and let someone with some cohones in the Speaker´s chair.

This milquetoast deal maker sold us out two years ago! He is further selling us out by taking chairmanships away from anyone who might remotely vote as a fiscal conservative or challenge his "leadership".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: beamer, 12/30/2012 5:45:54 AM     (No. 9089538)

This should be the final straw for Boehner! It is time to throw him out of the House leadership.

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