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    Fiscal Cliff: Taxes Rising For Most Americans In Deal
    Posted: 01/02/2013 7:51 am EST
    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    WASHINGTON — While the tax package that Congress passed New Year’s Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.

    That’s because the legislation did nothing to prevent a temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. In 2012, that 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax was worth about $1,000 to a worker making $50,000 a year.

    READ MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/fiscal-cliff-taxes_n_2395275.html

    #519478
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    Thanks, Obama and friends!

    #519479
    Coremodels
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    Snarf said:
    Thanks, Obama and friends!

    Actually, Obama was about the only guy in the room pushing to continue that particular tax cut.

    Obama pushed hard to enact the payroll tax cut for 2011 and to extend it through 2012. But it was never fully embraced by either party, and this time around, there was general agreement to let it expire.

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    rus
    rus
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    Coremodels said:
    Actually, Obama was about the only guy in the room pushing to continue that particular tax cut.

    Obama pushed hard to enact the payroll tax cut for 2011 and to extend it through 2012. But it was never fully embraced by either party, and this time around, there was general agreement to let it expire.

    So, we can thank at least Obama’s friends.

    #519481

    myliftkk
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    If you care about the solvency of SS, then the payroll tax cut was doomed from the start.

    #519482

    Schoolboy
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    Only 3 more cliffs to go by the end of March!

    #519483

    Bear
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    [b]Boehner Sums Up State of Bipartisanship Nicely With F-Bomb to Reid[/b]

    House Speaker John Boehner couldn’t hold back when he spotted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last Friday. It was only a few days before the nation would go over the fiscal cliff, no bipartisan agreement was in sight, and Reid had just publicly accused Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and caring more about holding onto his gavel than striking a deal.

    “Go f— yourself,” Boehner sniped as he pointed his finger at Reid, according to multiple sources present.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/01/02/boehner_told_reid_to_go_fuck_himself_fiscal_cliff_talks_started_ugly_got.html

    #519484
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    [b]Harry Reid Threw Obama Fiscal Cliff Proposal Into Burning Fireplace[/b]

    The White House sent Reid a list of suggested concessions as his staff debated what to send back to McConnell. Reid looked over the concessions the administration wanted to offer, crumpled up the paper and tossed it into his fireplace. The gesture was first reported by Politico and confirmed to HuffPost by sources with knowledge of it, who noted that Reid frequently keeps his fire going and is fond of feeding a variety of proposals to it.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/harry-reid-fiscal-cliff-fireplace_n_2396606.html

    Jersey Shore House

    :(

    #519485

    geoyui
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    Christie rips Boehner and House GOP for not approving aid for Sandy victims[/url]

    Looks like Boehner’s time is coming to an end.

    “There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner.”

    While Christie liberally slammed Boehner, he heaped praise on House Minority Leader Eric Cantor. In my last post I criticized the Virginia congressman as being more interested in politics than governing. In his efforts to help Christie and other Sandy ravaged governors get the aid they need, Cantor was governing and playing politics.

    #519486

    Alex Silbajoris
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    the complex negotiation process revealed

    #519487
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    #519488

    Schoolboy
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    geoyui said:
    Christie rips Boehner and House GOP for not approving aid for Sandy victims[/url]

    Looks like Boehner’s time is coming to an end.

    “There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner.”

    While Christie liberally slammed Boehner, he heaped praise on House Minority Leader Eric Cantor. In my last post I criticized the Virginia congressman as being more interested in politics than governing. In his efforts to help Christie and other Sandy ravaged governors get the aid they need, Cantor was governing and playing politics.

    Doubt that. Who in their right mind would want that job right now?

    I could see a more established Tea Partier like Rick Perry standing up to run against him. I don’t think anyone from the so called Tea Party has any shot at winning though.

    #519489

    News
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    Boehner re-elected as Speaker of the House after some GOP dissent
    By Michael O’Brien, NBC News

    Ohio Rep. John Boehner, R, won a second term as speaker of the House on Thursday over the dissent of a handful of House conservatives.

    Following a bruising first two years as speaker and leader of House Republicans, 10 conservative lawmakers cast votes for someone other than Boehner during a roll call vote in the first hours of the new Congress. Several other conservative Republicans abstained from voting. Boehner received 220 votes of a total of 426 cast.

    READ MORE: http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/03/16327125-boehner-re-elected-as-speaker-of-the-house-after-some-gop-dissent

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    Snarf
    Snarf
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    geoyui said:
    Christie rips Boehner and House GOP for not approving aid for Sandy victims[/url]

    Looks like Boehner’s time is coming to an end.

    Or not, lol.

    “There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner.”

    geoyui said:

    While Christie liberally slammed Boehner, he heaped praise on House Minority Leader Eric Cantor. In my last post I criticized the Virginia congressman as being more interested in politics than governing. In his efforts to help Christie and other Sandy ravaged governors get the aid they need, Cantor was governing and playing politics.

    Me thinks the bill was pork stuffed and Christie ought pull out a mirror for congress to lay any blame.

    #519491

    tdziemia
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    C’mon, gang. Christie and Cantor are both from East Coast states that in any given year could be ravaged by another storm like Sandy. Boehner’s from a state with a pretty low risk of major natural disaster like flood, hurricane, earthquake.

    Wouldn’t you have acted the same way if you were trying to represent your constituents’ interests?

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