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  •  But if the lame duck session doesn't take (1+ / 0-)
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    definitive action we do go over the "fiscal cliff."
       The simplest way to avoid that would be to avoid the drop-off of middle-class incomes by extending their rates under the Bush tax cuts, by extending the reduction (for one year) of the payroll tax cut, and by extending long-term Unemployment benefits.
      The remaining issues (the sequestration, tax reform, "entitlement" cuts, additional stimulus, etc.) could be tabled until the next session in January.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 06:07:53 PM PST

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    •  The House could just pass S.3412 but there would (2+ / 0-)
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      be no drama.  The radio and TV talkers would have to find something else to keep people outraged and on the edge of their seats.  

      "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

      by leftreborn on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 07:09:38 PM PST

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