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Obama, Senate Republicans Reach Agreement on 'Fiscal Cliff'

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Fiscal cliff, higher taxes, 2%, government, ethics, congress, elections, republicans, americans, economy )

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The agreement, brokered by Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), passed 89 to 8 in a highly unusual New Year's morning vote. It now heads to the House, where leaders have not guaranteed passage but top officials ...

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Carrie B (306)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 12:23 pm
Ah yes, and of course, the House republicans are dragging their lead feet and talking about amending the Senate bill. They keep talking about compromise, but they refuse to do it. No surprise there.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 1:16 pm

That comparative picture of Biden verse turtle neck tells the whole story. Now we must sit back and wait for the House. I think a comfortable chair may be needed for that wait.

Would a smile actually crack the face of turtle neck?

Chris C (152)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 1:48 pm
McConnell is a snide, mean, sarcastic idiot - he doesn't smile.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 2:12 pm
noted, thanks Carrie

M B (62)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 12:43 pm
do they really agree - how long will it last ? If only the Rep's can sell it as their own, it will be fine.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 1:18 pm
Lol That was no agreement. That was the 1 in 100 hostage situations the republicans painted themselves into. We need to get that ratio reversed. Time for some serious lawyering. I like the Harvard scholar.

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 1:22 pm
They've all known about this since the election. I don't feel the least bit sorry for them not getting their vacation. They were elected to represent the people. Sometimes I think they forget this big time.
Thanks, Joe for helping to keep them in line.

. (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 1:44 pm
Our Congress, they are so useless and lazy. They all need to be replaced.

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 2:07 pm
Now, Hugh W., be nice. Remember, the poor babies had to come back to work during their holidays, to avoid a completely unnecessary crisis that was entirely of their own creation . . . wait, I think I'm the one not being nice to you. Sorry.

Imagine my surprise when I found out that "my" senator, Mike Johanns (a REPUBLICAN) actually voted FOR the thing! I loved his letter dated Dec. 12 (which I just got today): "Capital gains rates will rise from 15 percent to 20 percent for most Americans." Does he really think I'm so stupid I can't figure out that a lower capital gains tax is more of a benefit to those who have a lot of money to invest in the first place? ("Yes.")

Beverly T (82)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 2:49 pm's a link to a pie chart and graph that completely explains what is wrong with EVERYTHING, weeeelll, in my opinion.
Seems to me it these talks should not even be about individual incomes of anyone much less to start hacking away at the benefits we "poor folk" have done our best to contribute toward.
Just look at the ROBBERY of the government system (and us) by the CORPORATIONS !!!!!!
Talk about getting a free ride !!!!
Destroy the LOOPHOLES and save us ALL !!!!!

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 2:51 pm
I',m more interested in what happens a couple of months from now.

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 4:24 pm

Winn A (179)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 6:04 pm
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