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Over the ‘fiscal cliff,’
but talks continue

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/31/2012 11:17:27 PM

Congress careened over the edge of the “fiscal cliff” Monday, even as outlines of a deal emerged on Capitol Hill that could quickly close the hole and keep rates low for most taxpayers, and delay deep spending cuts for several months. The White House and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the top Republican negotiator, settled on the outlines Monday evening, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden was at the Capitol to sell the deal to reluctant Democrats. Democratic leaders were holding out hope for a late-night Senate vote to try to create momentum

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: janylou, 12/31/2012 11:25:58 PM     (No. 9092489)

Go ahead and take us over the cliff and then start insisting on major spending cuts!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dr fate, 12/31/2012 11:27:22 PM     (No. 9092492)

You know what? When you have turkey faced McConnell conspiring with Biden to craft "momentum" to screw this country, I believe it´s just about time I stop caring about any more of this farcical crap. I have nothing but ill will toward our entire system of governance and all of the Kardashian-brained morons who constitute a large part of our electorate. In the foreseeable future I will be looking out for me-me-me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/31/2012 11:27:23 PM     (No. 9092493)

Did anyone think there would not be a midnight hour agreement ?

Game playing at our expense.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 12/31/2012 11:53:37 PM     (No. 9092523)

Over the cliff! Oh, no! Pfffffffft. Nothing will happen. The sun will come out. People will go to work. The world will not end.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dixie, 1/1/2013 12:18:55 AM     (No. 9092537)

I find myself amused at the implication that Congressional Democrats have a single thought in their heads that is not bestowed on them from above.
On the other hand, there ARE a couple rogue Republicans...they call them Tea Party...who will follow the Constitution and vote for the good of the country. Not that their numbers are enough to make a difference because the majority of Congressional Republicans are "go along to get along" types.
In other words, I am as disgusted as anyone else commenting on this thread.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/1/2013 1:44:33 AM     (No. 9092585)

Take the cliff.. reinstate elements of budget on an as needed basis. No, this is too logical.

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