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IT'S OFFICIAL: HOUSE PASSES FISCAL CLIFF BILL
Business Insider ^ | 01/01/2013 | Joe Weisenthal and Grace Wyler

Posted on 01/01/2013 8:07:58 PM PST by SeekAndFind

After a long day of fiscal cliff chaos, the House will finally hold a vote tonight on the fiscal cliff bill passed by the Senate early Tuesday.

The decision to hold an up-down vote virtually guarantees passage of the bill, which would extend the Bush tax hikes for households earning under $450,000. that the bill will pass.

For most of the day, House Republicans have said that they could not support the bill without spending cuts, but by Tuesday night it was clear that GOP leaders could not come up with the votes to pass an amendment to add those cuts.

The House Rules Committee announced that there will be a vote on the unamended Senate bill in the 9 p.m. hour. Check out all of the days developments below.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: bukakitheater; congress; fakegovernment; fiscalcliff; fiscalcliffdeal; fiscalcliffvote; fixed; foolpublic; nochoice; oneparty; theater
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1 posted on 01/01/2013 8:07:59 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Ok, and we are surprised why?
Come on really, the GOPe has been greased and violated yet they liked it.


2 posted on 01/01/2013 8:10:01 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SeekAndFind

FU John Boner!


3 posted on 01/01/2013 8:10:03 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: SeekAndFind
LATEST NEWS:

10:59 PM | The House is still voting, but they have officially passed the 217 vote threshold needed to pass the fiscal cliff deal.


4 posted on 01/01/2013 8:10:40 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This Kabuki dance is FINALLY over?

Long past due.


5 posted on 01/01/2013 8:10:40 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems go for results, meaning winning. Rs go for symbolism and whining about losing.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Take notes. Then primary. Relentlessly.

Until they’re all gone.


6 posted on 01/01/2013 8:11:13 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Republicans...SUCK!


7 posted on 01/01/2013 8:11:24 PM PST by Hunterb
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To: SeekAndFind
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8 posted on 01/01/2013 8:12:15 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SeekAndFind

Communist Victory File.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 8:12:25 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Bump.


10 posted on 01/01/2013 8:12:36 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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Sadly, many Republicans waited until the bill passed before voting No. They need to go too.


11 posted on 01/01/2013 8:13:08 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure the stock market will soar tomorrow. This Country is sick.


12 posted on 01/01/2013 8:14:04 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: SeekAndFind

Where can we find a list of R yes votes?


13 posted on 01/01/2013 8:14:32 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: SeekAndFind

The whole charade was nothing but bukkake theater.


14 posted on 01/01/2013 8:15:29 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SeekAndFind
Paul Ryan voted for it—he is dead to me now.

All the “ayes” are to be PURGED in the primaries!

15 posted on 01/01/2013 8:15:41 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Outlawing guns because of Adam Lanza would be like outlawing free speech because of Bill Maher.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Ryan voted yes


16 posted on 01/01/2013 8:15:54 PM PST by slatimer
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually, I am not only surprised but shocked. Not at the RINO votes, but I am shocked that my Tea Party candidates Senator Ron Johnson and Rep. Paul Ryan voted yea.

I stood in the cold listening to both of these men promising no new taxes and that they would cut spending. I believed them and embarrassed myself in front of and to my liberal friends for doing so.

I will be mailing back my Republican party membership card tomorrow along with my full explanation why.

I hope God has mercy on their souls, because I do not. I will never forgive any of them for ignoring the mandate we gave them when we sent them to represent us.


17 posted on 01/01/2013 8:16:03 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The only thing to stop a bad person with a gun, is a good person with a gun.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; Hunterb; sickoflibs; SeekAndFind

I’m a bit puzzled. Grover Norquist doesn’t think it’s that awful. http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Norquist-Biden-McConnell-support/2012/12/31/id/469608?s=al&promo_code=11596-1


18 posted on 01/01/2013 8:16:34 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: SeekAndFind

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19 posted on 01/01/2013 8:16:36 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: slatimer

I hate these people. Like the French surrendered at Dien Bien Phu before the Vietnam war.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/fiscal-abyss-bill-passes-senate-barely-touches-the-trillion-dollar-deficit/


20 posted on 01/01/2013 8:16:52 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: svcw

and Boehner votes YES


21 posted on 01/01/2013 8:17:08 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: SeekAndFind
A performance equal to Bill Frist?
22 posted on 01/01/2013 8:17:52 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Since we already went over the cliff it is, technically, a tax cut.


23 posted on 01/01/2013 8:19:34 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Huskrrrr

Dow and S&P futures are up.


24 posted on 01/01/2013 8:20:07 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: SeekAndFind

Great news for middle class!

The middle class will benefit from Bush tax cuts made permanent, the AMT reformed and indexed to inflation permanently, estate tax indexed for inflation for upto $10 million, and for investors, the capital gains and dividend tax permanently set at 15% for incomes under $450k.

But there are ZERO spending cuts in this bill! That is bad!


25 posted on 01/01/2013 8:20:25 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: SeekAndFind

The only thing the GOP could do now to make amends with its base is to dump boner, but that will never happen and boner and the GOP will eternally play the role of the Washington Generals vs the Harlem Globetrotters.


26 posted on 01/01/2013 8:20:25 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Pining_4_TX
Norquist says permanent tax cuts (even though they are only allocated to the majority of the people) mark a victory for the GOP because the Dems had been against ANY Bush tax cuts for years.

He says we've won part of the battle; now it's time to fight the rest of the way.

27 posted on 01/01/2013 8:22:07 PM PST by what's up
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To: Wisconsinlady

My SUPPOSEDLY “conservative” (I crack myself up) Senator, Pat Toomey, voted FOR the Bill in the Senate. I wasn’t as surprised as I am bitter...i think it’s just a special “club” and we work for THEM to get in (and forget us!)


28 posted on 01/01/2013 8:22:15 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Mourning in America.)
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To: slatimer

“Ryan voted yes.”

He never will be taken seriously again.

What a joke he turned out to be.


29 posted on 01/01/2013 8:22:15 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: grumpygresh

Paul Ryan voted yes.

Marco Rubio voted NO.

Guess who I’m supporting for President in 2016?


30 posted on 01/01/2013 8:22:56 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: svcw

What really bites is the tax goodies that hang in there like earmarks.

Taxes will go up 2% for everyone as the payroll tax was not included, and spending goes up.

Spineless - I’d love to hear why from Boehner


31 posted on 01/01/2013 8:22:56 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: SeekAndFind

I just feel dirty...unclean.


32 posted on 01/01/2013 8:23:07 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I assume they raised the debt limit?


34 posted on 01/01/2013 8:24:08 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Wisconsinlady
I will be mailing back my Republican party membership card tomorrow along with my full explanation why.

I was just thinking of ripping mine to shreds and sending it to either Boehner's office or the RNC.

35 posted on 01/01/2013 8:24:53 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: what's up

“Norquist says permanent tax cuts (even though they are only allocated to the majority of the people) mark a victory for the GOP because the Dems had been against ANY Bush tax cuts for years.”

And so, Hitler thought Stalingrad was a victory?


36 posted on 01/01/2013 8:24:53 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m changing my party affiliation tomorrow to “Independent.” I hope there is a mass exodus from the Republican Party. I’ve been sh*t on for the last time.


37 posted on 01/01/2013 8:25:33 PM PST by Artcore
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To: SeekAndFind

And now federal revenues will plunge off the cliff as only idiots raise taxes during an economic slowdown. There was no extra money out there for the taking and everyone will now concentrate on preserving what little they have. We will be at a 2 trillion a year deficit by year end. That will be the end of America.


38 posted on 01/01/2013 8:25:39 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: morphing libertarian

So basically in 2014 the Democrats will run on the Repubicans raising taxes.

Sweet! /sarc


39 posted on 01/01/2013 8:26:13 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: rbmillerjr

“Paul Ryan voted yes.

Marco Rubio voted NO.

Guess who I’m supporting for President in 2016?”

Neither I hope. Away with RINOS!!!


40 posted on 01/01/2013 8:26:30 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: SeekAndFind

Am glad that Issa voted NO on this crap sandwich..at least someone with integrity has come out of my state..Cantor voted no..Rubio voted no..props to them as we’ll..as far as Ryan goes..disappointed but not surprised..guess he rubbed elbows with Romney way too much


41 posted on 01/01/2013 8:26:34 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rbmillerjr

i wouldnt start coronating El Rey just yet. He knew he could vote know because it already had more than enough votes to pass. How would he have voted if his was the decisive vote? I’m not sure.

Tonight just shows he has better political sense than, or taht Ryan has already decided he’s not running for Preisdent so he doesn’t really care anymore.


42 posted on 01/01/2013 8:27:01 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Pining_4_TX

I agree with the article and think our hand has been strengthened in the long run in getting these cuts permanent for a large part of the voting public and not subject to expiring at the stroke of midnight on a certain day....that fight is over. The debt ceiling is where we have the leverage if we show a backbone.


43 posted on 01/01/2013 8:27:27 PM PST by yellowdoghunter
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To: entropy12
All of those so called permanent taxes will be up for discussion in about two months when they start talking about cutting expenses and the national debt.

Obama has routed the republicans. He has a free reign for the next two years.

44 posted on 01/01/2013 8:27:31 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: All

I’ve said it before I’ll say it again.

Red Team, Blue Team same team...


45 posted on 01/01/2013 8:27:42 PM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: SeekAndFind
These F-ing politicians should be flogged!
46 posted on 01/01/2013 8:28:44 PM PST by Artcore
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To: what's up

Exponential math is laughing at the GOP, Dims, and the American people. She has her debt club ready to use in an inappropriate way. Get ready cuz it’s coming....and it’s coming hard.


47 posted on 01/01/2013 8:28:55 PM PST by yadent
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To: Hunterb
what the hell did you all expect?....we have a SCM, a rat Senate, and an stupid electorate....

wish I kept a list of all the pro bammeys and anti Romniacs here...to compare how much they belly ache now with this debacle election....

third party my arse......its all BS......

48 posted on 01/01/2013 8:29:02 PM PST by cherry
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To: rbmillerjr

Marco Rubio voted NO

Only one with sense


49 posted on 01/01/2013 8:29:36 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

I read where Toomey voted for without reading it, because it wasn’t available. If true, double shame on him.


50 posted on 01/01/2013 8:29:49 PM PST by Born Conservative
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