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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:56 PM

Reid: Fiscal cliff failure looks likely due to Boehner's House 'dictatorship'

Source: NBC News

The Senate’s top Democrat said Thursday that he was pessimistic that Washington could avoid the impending fiscal cliff, accusing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, of running the lower chamber as a “dictatorship.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he was unsure there was enough time between now and the end of the year to reach a deal to avoid the combination of spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect on Jan. 1. Reid said “the only viable escape route” was for the GOP-controlled House to give its approval to a Senate bill that would preserve existing tax rates on income under $250,000.

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Good for Reid. The Repukes couldn't pass anything (including Boner's own BS Plan B) and now they try to blame the left. Obama has presented a plan and the Senate backs it up. McConnell is holding the Senate hostage with the 60 vote margin BS so nothing is getting done there. This is insane.

I'd make the Senate filibuster the extension of tax breaks for the 99%.

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