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Sun. 9:56pm: Fiscal 'cliff' deal proving elusive

December 30, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Capitol Hill deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" was proving elusive tonight as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts set......

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Jan-01-13 12:23 PM

"AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions." nytimes

LOL!! your media is beginning to blame the constitution, which is NEVER followed anymore, for our woes.

in reality, it is our allowing our politicians to NOT follow the constitution that is the reason we are finished.

most americans will sadly agree with the news though. thats too bad.

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Jan-01-13 12:22 PM

You idiots. That's right, nothing but a bunch of idiots, the lot of you complaining about salary increases in Congress. Go ahead and focus on Congressional raises. You completely miss the point and are playing right into the game stacked against you and all your fellow idiots who believe in Santa. THEY (Congress) don't give a rat's ass one way or other because THEY don't work for YOU dumbasses. THEY get their campaigns funded and their future jobs from the special interests that stuff their pockets with cash. YOU, the voters, are nothing but an incoveniece, a necessary evil, and nothing else. So go ahead, complain all you want. ***** up a storm with every increase. Because until WE, the voters start paying THEIR real salaries, NOTHING WILL CHANGE YOU IDIOTS! It is the true definition of insanity, thinking that by doing the same thing over and over again will get a different result. But, in this case, insanity is driven by your collective stupidity. Happy New Year you idiots!

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Jan-01-13 12:33 AM

Blues: Just think of the hundreds of commentors on this site repeating the Democrat lie about the Bush Tax initative which broke records in achieving income revenues. The democrat spending is the problem.

Those evil Bush tax cuts- People are easily misled by the Media--

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Jan-01-13 12:28 AM

Congratulations to Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman for urging Obama to rescind Congressional or other federal officials pay raises. Sen Portman said it doesn't jibe with our debt problem--He is one great Senator---

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Dec-31-12 7:40 PM

For 8 years the liberal democrats have been saying, the Bush tax cuts are the problem, then the democrats turn around and vote for 98% per cent of bush tax cuts-what a bunch of phonies and think of all the far left whacko's that believed the democrat horse shet

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Dec-31-12 6:39 PM

HOGS(congress)GET FED,PIGS (taxpayers)GET SLAUGHTERED...guess who the pigs are.

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Dec-31-12 3:09 PM

"The King ,the great Messiah from Kenya used Executive Powers to grant Judges" <----Mrright. The last time I remembered he was from Hawaii. Somebody's thinking isn't aligned with common sense in that remark I just quoted. It's not that my "thinking" is wrong Mrright your honor. I'm not a disgruntled republican hiding behind a keyboard mad at the president because he got re-elected. I voted for the man and stand behind him. So, no. My thinking is fine. It just ruffles your republican feathers and I take great joy in p*ssing you people off.

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Dec-31-12 1:14 PM

Family Guy:The King ,the great Messiah from Kenya used Executive Powers to grant Judges, Congress, Joe Biden and most Federal employees a pay raise. The Muslim from Kenya(his claim) uses Executive powers to spend money and then wants Congress to pay all the bills.

The the Kenyan goes on National TV and makes false accusations about John Boehner..

IHATETHEBLUES--Your comments, your thinking is always wrong. You just can't help yourself, can you.

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Dec-31-12 10:35 AM

For the FIRST time, I agree with familyguy on his remark! I strongly agree! Who else can vote for their own payraise while shafting our nation?

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Dec-31-12 10:23 AM

Yet another perfect example of The Great Dividers lack of leadership. Everything to him is a back door plan to bypass the constitution in order to promote his socialist agenda of redistribution of the wealth.

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Dec-31-12 9:54 AM

Yes, let's DO go over the cliff, maybe this is a way to get some tax dollars out of the 47% of Americans who pay ZERO federal taxes. Let them pay their "fair share" you know what that means don't you, Obama has been using that term in reference to the rich, should'nt that "fair share" term apply to everyone, what could be more fairer????

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Dec-31-12 9:34 AM

While we serfs are constantly being threatened with tax increases and benefit cuts, your Beltway Benefactors have all voted themselves huge raises effective 1/1/13. That's right, VP Biden, all senators, all congressmen, Supreme Court justices, all other Federal employees got RAISES!

Do you really think that these pigs need any more of our money in their trough?

What will it take to wake taxpayers up to the reality that it is not "greedy republicans" or "spend thrift democrats", its BUTTHEAD BELTWAY POLITICIANS who give themselves $11Billion in raises while stuffing us with hundreds of billions in new taxes - starting on the very same flipping day.

Time we quit bickering amongst ourselves and turn our collective wrath on the entire DC institution.

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Dec-31-12 9:06 AM

The House Republicans passed a bill last May to resolve the issue, Then the Senate will take it up and either approve it and amend it, after the amendment Boehner and Reid agree on the bill.,

The only problem is that Democrat Reid never allowed the bill to be brought on the Senate floor.

The Obama democrats want a crisis, so they can get their way. Obama is the Crisis-Creator and poor excuse for a Leader, he is still an agitator

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Dec-31-12 8:42 AM

Hate, is that the same place you read republicans want the rich to get richer? Nuff said!

Raising the rates won't hurt the super rich, they have wealth and wealth is not taxed but it will hurt those who aspire to be rich AKA the middleclass

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Dec-31-12 8:41 AM

Well, at least they solved the Milk issue. The Farmers will continue to receive their FREE Money. "Corporate Welfare checks."

$5.6 billion spent annually on crop insurance subsidies and the $1.3 billion we spend on milk subsidies.

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Dec-31-12 8:09 AM

All of this because the republicans want the rich to get richer. And to Raven101, I read recently that milk isn't going to increase in cost.

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Dec-31-12 7:40 AM

It seems to me they always attack the middle class, I fit in that category and to me it seems like we are paying for the rich and paying for the poor we work are buts off and seems like we are not having anything left to show for our hard work, myself am getting tired of paying for unneeded welfare people unneeded disabilty people, look at our cities all the blight we pay taxes but they get government loans what is wrong with this picture really where is our tax money going, milk may go up to $8 a gallon, i say tax them rich people more because they sit and collect there money just like welfare people while us middle class break our backs and pay for it all

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Dec-31-12 1:26 AM

"In an attempt to seize total control over national security and bypass congress, a frightening new step by the Obama Administration is coming into play. As noted in Friday’s Wall Street Journal in an op-ed by John Bolton and John Woo, a State Department advisory group that is run by former Secretary of Defense William Perry is advising that the U.S. and Russia both reduce nuclear weapons without a treaty, as a treaty would require ratification by Congress. This would allow Obama and his executive branch to unilaterally cut our nuclear weaponry and ignore the treaty clause of the Constitution."---brietbart,com

lol. the law is meaningless anymore. gotts love it!

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