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Senate passes massive tax cut which raised taxes over $600 billion in middle of night..
Legal insurrection. ^ | Posted by William A. Jacobson

Posted on 01/01/2013 5:52:20 AM PST by Perdogg

There are too many metaphors here applicable to the Senate’s 89-8 passage of a “fiscal cliff” bill in the middle of the night (around 2 a.m. this morning).

The bill raised taxes by over $600 billion, in addition to Obamacare taxes already coming on line, yet the Senators can claim it was a massive tax cut because the vote took place after midnight, so technically the Bush tax cuts already had expired.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; fiscalcliff

1 posted on 01/01/2013 5:52:27 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

New year question, when do the parents take the riegns and put the children in the corner?


2 posted on 01/01/2013 5:53:45 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart)
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To: Perdogg

Hope the house gives the senate a big F/U and don’t pass it.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 5:58:35 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Perdogg

People don’t need to complain about throwing away your vote on third party candidates. They have this backwards. If you vote Republican you’re throwing away your vote.


4 posted on 01/01/2013 5:59:39 AM PST by HarleyD
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To: HarleyD

Stop spending. It is really that simple. These bums who vote for this sort of thing should be in prison.


5 posted on 01/01/2013 6:08:19 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: HarleyD

The more we vote for what they give us, the more liberal they get.


6 posted on 01/01/2013 6:09:54 AM PST by Track9 ("The nightly "news" is for the ignorant.")
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To: Perdogg
The eight senators voting “no” were Democratic Sens. Tom Harkin (Iowa), Tom Carper (Del.), Michael Bennet (Colo.) and Republican Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Rand Paul (Ky.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and potential 2016 White House hopeful Marco Rubio (Fla.).

3 RATs, 5 pubs

7 posted on 01/01/2013 6:17:58 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Perdogg

Article 1 - The Legislative Branch
Section 7 - Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto

All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.


8 posted on 01/01/2013 6:21:02 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

Thank you.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 6:24:48 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: liberalh8ter

You are welcome

This Congress is so screwed up
It is beyond comprehension


10 posted on 01/01/2013 6:28:45 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Vaduz

“Hope the house gives the senate a big F/U and don’t pass it.”

I think the Senate had only 8 “NAYS” - all Republicans - so if the Demoncrats liked it ya’ know it’s evil.

House will reject - Bohner will cry.


11 posted on 01/01/2013 6:30:44 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: HangnJudge

It seems “the most deliberative body” is also the most compliant and pandering so the said: Me First.


12 posted on 01/01/2013 6:35:19 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: Psalm 73

Indee hope the house has the stones to block it.


13 posted on 01/01/2013 6:36:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Perdogg

The whole congress..all of them...must be replaced with grown up, sane Americans. Those people are pathetic.


14 posted on 01/01/2013 6:36:47 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Perdogg

Every Republican Senator should have voted No. I am so upset with one of my senators, cannot believe he voted yes. Jeff Sessions!


15 posted on 01/01/2013 6:42:46 AM PST by EmilyGeiger (s)
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To: HangnJudge

Americans are solely to blame.

I am so frustrated with the whole sham I could spit.

Just read on Politico some comments by people who think we have a revenue problem not a spending problem. Evidently they swallowed the whole punchbowl of “Obama-koolaid”

America should go bankrupt. Maybe it’ll wake up the idiots. (I doubt it but one can hope)


16 posted on 01/01/2013 6:50:10 AM PST by Babashane
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To: EmilyGeiger

I wrote Sessions a letter a couple weeks ago and apparently I’ll be getting the “I’m the wise statesman who’ll go along to get along” bs letter.

I think Sessions has been in office long enough


17 posted on 01/01/2013 6:53:03 AM PST by Babashane
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To: Perdogg
In other news, the monthly chocolate ration has been increased to 20 grams.

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
DEMOCRATS ARE PATRIOTS

18 posted on 01/01/2013 6:55:17 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Babashane

I agree. It is sickening the media calls this a tax cut bill.


19 posted on 01/01/2013 7:07:44 AM PST by EmilyGeiger (s)
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To: Hoodat

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU
MINISTRY OF LOVE
THOUGHT POLICE
INGSOC

Goldstein’s The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism


20 posted on 01/01/2013 7:13:48 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Hoodat

21 posted on 01/01/2013 7:20:57 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

If your diagram is fully implemented here, the “outer party” will be the SEIU and some of the better-connected private sector unions.


22 posted on 01/01/2013 8:55:24 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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