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"Fiscal Cliff" Bill adds $330.3 Bil New Spending

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by jimrich60, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. jimrich60

    jimrich60 Member

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    Just saw that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) had scored the new fiscal cliff bills 157 pages, and the analysis showed the bill adds $330.3 billion in new spending, while purporting to "save" only $25 billion (and that only in some unspecified out years). So the bill is really just a new spending bill, which, according to the CBO, will increase the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade. Send your thanks to Congress for making the cliff a lot steeper and the eventual fall even worse rather than avoiding it. Thats what you get with a bill done in the dead of night, and which Senators had only 10 minutes of debate and no time at all to read the 157 pages before voting.
     
  2. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    What was the vote like?
     
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