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Manchin introduces bill to ‘soften the landing’ if nation goes over ‘fiscal cliff’
The Hill ^ | 12-30-2012 | Ramsey Cox

Posted on 12/30/2012 8:15:47 PM PST by katieanna

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Sunday introduced a bill he said would “soften the landing” if the nation went over the “fiscal cliff.”

Manchin said his bill, the Cliff Alleviation at the Last Minute Act, — the CALM Act — would slowly phase in the tax rate increases and allow the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to propose substitute cuts to replace sequestration. Manchin’s proposal comes as lawmakers neared their year-end deadline to avoid January’s tax hikes and across-the-board cuts.


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1 posted on 12/30/2012 8:15:52 PM PST by katieanna
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To: katieanna

The OMB: doing the job the president and congress won’t do. Pray for America.


2 posted on 12/30/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by katieanna
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To: katieanna

It’s called a BUDGET you stupid sh*ts!! For over 3 years you RINOS never held Obama accountable for not submitting a budget.


3 posted on 12/30/2012 8:21:38 PM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: katieanna
rats are all evil, they work in conjunction with the evil in the white house....they are not to be listened to nor respected....

hey Joe....your rats have controlled the senate since what 2006?...and you haven't passed a budget in 3?........think you're going to be the big healer now?.....absolute arrogance....

4 posted on 12/30/2012 8:21:45 PM PST by cherry
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To: katieanna
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5 posted on 12/30/2012 8:23:06 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: katieanna

It’s called a BUDGET you stupid sh*ts!! For over 3 years you RINOS never held Obama accountable for not submitting a budget.


6 posted on 12/30/2012 8:24:02 PM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: katieanna

If it goes over the government fails, let it go!


7 posted on 12/30/2012 8:26:59 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: MomwithHope

BUMP!


8 posted on 12/30/2012 8:32:38 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: katieanna
Anyone else getting sick of these cutesy bill names?

eff you Manchin and all your despicible democRat filth.

9 posted on 12/30/2012 8:35:59 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: katieanna

“the Cliff Alleviation at the Last Minute Act, — the CALM Act —”

What I would give to have a few adults in Washington.


10 posted on 12/30/2012 8:38:59 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: katieanna

Barney Fife Republicans. They need to be recalled, especially Eyore McCain. All absolute derelicts to duty, and real principles are drug through the halls of congress, stuck to the bottom of their shoes like wet toilet paper. Scandalous. Treason by apathy.


11 posted on 12/30/2012 8:51:49 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

I am totally sick of the false bill names, I.e “Affordable Health Care act. There is nothing affordable about. Pure propaganda.


12 posted on 12/30/2012 8:53:12 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: katieanna

This whole ‘fiscal cliff’ crap was an UNDERSTOOD component of the last budget and debt ceiling debacle. It was put in place to afford added time to the Congress and the administration to craft a ‘solution’ to the chaotic state of the nation’s fiscal house.
However, rather than do the jobs they were elected to do, these educated idiots continued to kick the can down the road on fiscal matters, never mind the pending impacts of the earlier ‘deal’.
And, now, with the ramifications of the earlier deal bearing down on them, they want to kick the can, again.

Seriously...these people can’t be trusted to even keep their word among themselves.

The economy of this nation will collapse if drastic measures are not taken, very quickly. A good step toward correction is to allow the earlier agreement to be fulfilled. Force the spending cuts. Allow the tax increases. AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE KNOWS IT WAS ALL THE INCUMBENTS in the Congress, pubbies along with the socialists, who are responsible for the failure to address the most pressing issue facing this grand experiment.


13 posted on 12/30/2012 8:58:09 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Still seeking change.)
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14 posted on 12/30/2012 9:09:37 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MomwithHope

I recall Obama sending budgets. They go down with no support. Reid is the problem and I am sure Obama is pushing him to be the problem.


15 posted on 12/30/2012 9:31:06 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: katieanna

Someone should citizen arrest that man at first chance. These assclowns need a wake up call.


16 posted on 12/30/2012 9:33:46 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: MomwithHope

Manchin is a DINO, not a RINO. lol


17 posted on 12/30/2012 9:46:30 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I propose a bill titled the Failing Under Constant Kaka because that’s what is happening to us.


18 posted on 12/30/2012 10:13:21 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Too late, Manchin. The CALM Act was already passed and went into effect a few weeks ago: the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act.

Seriously.


19 posted on 12/30/2012 10:22:32 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: MomwithHope
It’s called a BUDGET you stupid sh*ts!! For over 3 years you RINOS never held Obama accountable for not submitting a budget.

Bingo. The only one here facing a fiscal cliff is government itself. And Republicans will again line up to give their stamp of approval for another $2-3 trillion of newly printed money so that the Dems can win another election.

20 posted on 12/30/2012 10:29:55 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat
Bingo. The only one here facing a fiscal cliff is government itself. And Republicans will again line up to give their stamp of approval for another $2-3 trillion of newly printed money so that the Dems can win another election.

I think thats really off base. The cliff is great for big liberal government. Huge tax increases, huge cuts to defense. Obamacare untouched, medicare untouched, social security untouched. Obama and the dems don't want a deal because it is great for them. And if tanks the economy, they republicans will take the blame.

21 posted on 12/30/2012 11:07:17 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: MomwithHope

The easiest solution here is to remove the Senate from this process. I think they have no real function left now except to show up on TV or approve cabinet members....otherwise, they have zero value in government.


22 posted on 12/31/2012 2:47:00 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: katieanna

The stupids of W. Virginia elected Manchin knowing he’d be an obammy butt boy. Which means to hell with COAL the lifeblood of the state.


23 posted on 12/31/2012 4:44:28 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: katieanna

Socialists should be thrown off any cliff and land hard. Splattering socialists.

live - free - republic


24 posted on 12/31/2012 5:00:29 AM PST by PGalt
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To: MrShoop

One step worse than the Cliff would be giving the White House Office of Management and Budget absolute control over where to cut. I hope this stupid proposal is as dead as any sensible proposals for massive cuts that have been killed by the big government liberals.


25 posted on 12/31/2012 5:01:27 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: katieanna
Manchin said his bill, the Cliff Alleviation at the Last Minute Act, — the CALM Act...

Packin' patriots suffering from EGADS (Egregious General Anxiety Disorder Syndrome) may send you sanctimonious socialists packing one day.

--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

26 posted on 12/31/2012 5:11:24 AM PST by PGalt
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To: MrShoop
I think thats really off base. The cliff is great for big liberal government.

No, it's the worst thing that can happen to big liberal government. It forces them to live within their means.

Huge tax increases, huge cuts to defense. Obamacare untouched, medicare untouched, social security untouched.

Even with huge tax increases and huge cuts to defense, they still won't have enough money to pay for everything they want. They will have no choice but to cut entitlements. There simply is not a tax rate in existence that will bring in $4 trillion in revenue. It is not possible. And then every American will know beyond any doubt that there is no way to tax ourselves to prosperity. Government will fall apart, and the Dems will own it.

Obama and the dems don't want a deal because it is great for them.

The mistake you are making here is that your focus is on the wrong cliff. The ONLY cliff in existence here is the debt ceiling. And with that, there is no way possible that Obama and the Dems are going to allow that cliff to happen. The GOP House holds the ace here. If they actually do something Conservative for a change and refuse to raise the debt ceiling, then this Administration must cover a $1.1 trillion shortfall for the current fiscal year. And that simply is not possible.

If the Republicans cave, then Obama gets to fund everything with newly printed money while the rest of America has their own value stolen from them because of these newly printed dollars. Furthermore, the Dems have used these newly printed dollars to buy the last election. And they want to do it again for the next election.

Obama does NOT want to lose the ability to invent money for funding all of his social vote-buying programs. And sadly, the Republicans have helped him to do it so far. We'll see in the coming weeks whether they will double-down on STUPID again.

27 posted on 12/31/2012 6:36:31 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Joe Boucher
The stupids of W. Virginia elected Manchin knowing he’d be an obammy butt boy.

But the stupids of Florida elected Obama himself!

28 posted on 12/31/2012 10:19:22 AM PST by Roccus
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