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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:21 AM

Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To Avert Fiscal Cliff

The final vote was 89-8.

Opposing the legislation were Democratic Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE), Tom Harkin (D-IA), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) along with Republican Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Richard Shelby (D-AL), Rand Paul (R-KY), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL).
By passing the legislation with overwhelming support from members of both parties, the Senate has handed House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) responsibility for following suit, and averting the vast majority of the austerity measures in the so-called fiscal cliff.


Just days ago, Boehner was unable to round up sufficient support in the House for legislation that would have locked in the Bush tax cuts for income up to $1 million. The Senate-passed legislation raises significantly more revenue than Boehner’s plan would have, and will provide the Treasury with more than $600 billion than it would have collected over the next 10 years if all the Bush tax cuts had been extended.

For that reason, and because House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has held her cards close to her vest, House passage remains unclear. It may require Boehner to break the so-called Hastert rule, that legislation does not come to the floor without the support of more than half of the majority party.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/senate-dems-vote-overwhelmingly-to-avert-fiscal-cliff.php

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octoberlib Jan 2013 OP
global1 Jan 2013 #1
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #2
octoberlib Jan 2013 #3
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #7
napi21 Jan 2013 #4
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #5
octoberlib Jan 2013 #6
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #8
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #9
Cha Jan 2013 #10
kydo Jan 2013 #11

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:22 AM

1. Why Do I Always Feel A Little Dirty After One Of These Last Second Votes?.....

just asking.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:25 AM

2. Kirk (R-IL) is still out recovering from stroke. Who are the other two that did not vote? n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:28 AM

3. I don't know. The article didn't say. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:59 AM

7. Not voting: DeMint (R-SC), Kirk (R-IL), Lautenberg (D-NJ)

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:30 AM

4. I think Boner knows he HAS TO open this bill to a vote.

He has no other option. I hope the majority of Pub house members vote FOR this bill, and that they also reelect Boner. I don't think he's great and wonderful, but he's a hell of a lot better than the nutbags who are considering to run against him.

I feel a bit of saddness for Boner. He's got suce a difficult job dealing with the Tea Party.nutballs!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:50 AM

5. What will be cut?

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:48 AM

8. No mention one way or the other of Social Security.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:52 AM

9. No mention one way or the other of Social Security.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:31 AM

10. Wonder why Bennet and Carper didn't vote for

it?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:34 AM

11. $&@#!@#$ Marco Rubio (R-FL)

When I saw 8 voted against my first thought was I bet my stupid ass brain dead tea toting idiot so called senator was one of those. Yep he was. What a loser. Can't wait till he is up for re-election. I hope his ass is primaried.

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