Senate reaches fiscal cliff deal

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    Obama, Senate Republicans reach agreement on ‘fiscal cliff’ - The Washington Post

    So here we are. 'Balanced' approach my ass...

    Tax increases have been given to those over 400K/450K and for those under, tax breaks have been adjusted (though it seems the EIC credit has been renewed) and spending cuts? Nowhere to be seen. Sequestration has been put off until march so they can do this whole thing over again as if a few more months is somehow going to change anything considering they have known about this issue for many months already.

    It seems that the house is likely to pass the bill as is this afternoon.


    Is anyone else felling like this is just going to be another crap shoot?
     
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    There are no real spending cuts on this... every last person in congress (and the prez too) deserves to be fired
     
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    Incompetence rules. What an absolute joke. Too bad it's on all of us instead of the completely inept president, senate, and congress.
     
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    Totally called it....It's all about maintaining the spending.
     
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    Here's hoping the house shoots it down and insists on major INSTANT cuts.
     
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    I'm with you.. FIRE EVERY POLITICIAN who actually made this mess to begin with!
     
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    Won't happen.

    They need to do something because the average person really does not care until he has to pay more. The INSTANT that people see their taxes raised all hell will break loose. In that light, congress is not going to do a damn thing. They are going to pass whatever crap gets passed around and simply put off the real work until the country crumbles around them.

    89 senators voted for this. 89....

    The republicans are finally listening to the raise taxes on everyone but ME crowd.
     
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    They don't give a fuck, as long as they save their holy sacrament of Pentagon spending.

    Can't believe people still need a picture drawn for them.
     
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    How is it some of you right wingers say.......blame Obama. How many republicans have voted to anything Obama has tried to pass. Remember they track congressional voting.
     
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    I keep saying that no one will care about Obamacare until health benefits are taxed to pay for it.

    Then there will be major bitching and screaming.

    BTW,

    I'm all for the tax proposals, just where are the spending cuts?
     

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