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    Do you think we'll go off the fiscal cliff?

    It's looking more and more likely....

    Senate negotiators labored over the weekend on a last-ditch plan to avert the “fiscal cliff,” struggling to resolve key differences over how many wealthy households should face higher income taxes in the new year and how to tax inherited estates.But by Sunday morning, negotiators had yet to resolve the two key tax issues, and even the extension of unemployment benefits was still up in the air, according to people close to the talks in both parties.
    As lawmakers filtered back to the Capitol Sunday in hopes of hearing news of a deal, Republicans added changes to Social Security to their list of demands, a development that a Democratic aide close to the talks described as “a major setback.”
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...64b_story.html

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    It sounds like they've hit an impasse....

    As the Senate opened a rare Sunday session, Chaplain Barry Black offered a timely prayer for lawmakers.

    ‘‘Lord, show them the right thing to do and give them the courage to do it,’’ Black said. ‘‘Look with favor on our nation and save us from self-inflicted wounds.’’

    Senate negotiators were haggling over what threshold of income to set as the demarcation between current tax rates and higher tax rates. They were negotiating over estate limits and tax levels, how to extend unemployment benefits, how to prevent cuts in Medicare payments to doctors and how to keep a minimum income tax payment designed for the rich from hitting about 28 million middle class taxpayers.

    Hopes for blocking across-the-board spending cuts were fading and Obama’s proposal to renew the two percentage point payroll tax cut wasn’t even part of the discussion.
    Senate leaders offer dour take on 'cliff' talks - Business - Boston.com

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    I doubt it. The Dems have no desire to cut a cent from the budget. They propose to simply add to our debt. The only thing that may happen is the can may be kicked down the road.
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    Over the cliff and through the woods to grandma's house we go.
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    I hope so. Accelerate the self destruction of the government.
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    Another one? The America I was promised is already so obscured by clouds I can barely see it from the base of this bluff.

    Sister, we went off that cliff long ago and we're just counting the bumps on the way down. As to the most recent manufactured holiday crisis?

    They'll compromise yet again at the eleventh hour, declare that a victory, and call for a group hug so they grab for our wallets from both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I hope so. Accelerate the self destruction of the government.
    Roger this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I hope so. Accelerate the self destruction of the government.



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    Yes you are all doomed. Should have stayed British.
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    I've got lots of ammo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Yes you are all doomed. Should have stayed British.
    The Tea Party didn't like taxes under British rule either....

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    Senate leaders aim for vote on fiscal crisis deal, as Congress misses deadline

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    Now it's up to the House whether we crash....

    House Republicans reacted with anger Tuesday afternoon to a Senate-passed plan to head off automatic tax increases and spending cuts, putting the fate of the legislation in doubt just hours after it appeared Congress was nearing a resolution of the fiscal crisis.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/us...liff.html?_r=0

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    It looks like we're not going off the fiscal cliff after all! Thanks to our government for saving us from themselves!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/us...cal-cliff.html

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    They raised taxes and raised spending. WTF. We will be worse off soon then we are now.
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    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

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