How did your Senator vote on the Cliff deal?

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    Bill Nelson demoncrap voted Yes,

    Senator Marco Rubio Republican voted NO
     
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    Both my douchebag Senators (including TP faker sellout Ron Johnson) voted for that bullshit.
     
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    Texans without testicles...

    Sen. Cornyn:

    “I voted for this bill because it prevents a huge tax increase on 99 percent of all Texans and Americans. Nonetheless, I am dismayed at the lack of seriousness by the president on dealing with the core issues of our fiscal problems. Our spending is unsustainable and it is high time the president and his party engage in meaningful dialogue to get this county’s spending under control.”

    Sen. Hutchison:

    “Like many Americans I am disappointed it took so long to reach an agreement allowing us to avoid the so called fiscal cliff.

    “The agreement is not perfect, but it leaves in place important tax cuts that protect 99% of working Americans. I would prefer not raising taxes on anyone, but the president and Senate majority had the votes to raise taxes even more and this agreement prevents most of those increases.

    “This measure also extends unemployment benefits, extends key business tax credits and prevents harmful cuts to Medicare and our national defense.

    “For Texans, this bill preserves the state sales tax exemption from federal income taxes – affecting our state and seven other states – where residents pay a sales tax, but no state income tax. This is a provision I originally sponsored to assure equity among the states.

    “This is only a first step in addressing the major fiscal challenges facing our country. It is imperative that the new Congress begin work as soon as possible to get government spending and our national debt under control. Only a comprehensive package of tax and spending reforms will ultimately put our national economy back on track.

    “I want to praise Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden for the work they did to forge this very difficult compromise.”
     
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    Probably easier to say that unless you live in Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, or Utah (or not in the US) they definitely voted for it.
     
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    Voted the way I figured since it is a bullshit bill that does nothing to address the real debt and deficit problem my feeling is whatever I would have been just as happy to go over the cliff.
     
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    Well both of my Democrat senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski voted for it not a surprise there
     
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    Both Sen's from "The Old Dominion" voted "yea" :cool:
     
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    The federal government needs to get out of our lives. They pass laws and use the tax code to bring about their "fairness" agenda...when there is NO WAY they can determine what is fair for me and what is not fair for me. They help one person in need and 1000 who are not with the same policies. Until they develop a way to discriminate between who DESERVES one of their many entitlement programs and who does not...back off.
     
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    A pathetic bill by a pathetic congress. But, why should they bother to do their jobs when they know no matter how awful they are, they will still be reelected?
     

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