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House won't vote before midnight on 'cliff' deal

December 31, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal clif....

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dyingov

Dec-31-12 1:20 PM

"Democrats want to put off the cuts for one year and offset the so-called sequester with unspecified revenue."

What exactly does the goberment make and sell to get NEW revenue?

Could we call it tax/fee increases on the working Americans'? Thanks!

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daWraith

Dec-31-12 2:24 PM

FAIL! NO CUTS from the people with NO GUTS!

There is NO FREE RIDE, dudes, without drastic cuts the Treasury will print more money and the dollar will be worth less.

Kicked the can down the road again.

Greece is the word, is the word . . .

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Thebudman

Dec-31-12 9:56 PM

Jump! Jump! Jump!

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walksabout

Jan-01-13 12:09 AM

a politician on the TV today said the middle class earns 30,40,50,60K a yera, that is the middle class. Had koolaide running out both ears as he spoke.They have it made. they can destroy the track behind them since they never have to go back, can destroy the way ahead since they can get off the ride anytime they choose with a fat golden goose under each arm and a limo to haul the campaign war chest to the palace.

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icecream

Jan-01-13 2:03 AM

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The House of Representatives ADJOURNED this evening after the legislative BODY COLLAPSED from exhaustion BROUGHT ON by HOURS of DOING its JOB.. *Hundreds of CONGRESSMEN complained of headaches, dizzy spells, and extreme FATIGUE AFTER putting in what sources called “a SIX, maybe SEVEN-HOUR DAY..” *With the nation headed OVER the FISCAL cliff, there was NO INDICATION WHEN Congress might RECONVENE, since many of its members had to be hospitalized after what was described as their NEAR-TOTAL physical MELTDOWN.. *According to Dr. Davis Logsdon of the University of Minnesota Medical School, “Being FORCED to listen,COMPROMISE, and ACT like ADULTS for minutes at a time was more PUNISHING than these people could bear...” *Dr. Logsdon said that the gruelling ORDEAL of doing THEIR JOBS would likely keep members of Congress in the hospital for weeks... *“I don’t see these people getting BACK to WORK until February at the earliest...

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icecream

Jan-01-13 2:04 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

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