Breaking: Senate fiscal cliff deal passes House
January 1st, 2013
10:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Breaking: Senate fiscal cliff deal passes House

(CNN) - The House late Tuesday approved a Senate bill to avert the feared fiscal cliff by a vote of 257 to 167.

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  1. JD

    Cuts in revenue and not spending. Please. No more about "unfunded wars".

    Democrats clearly need the bush policies. That's why 95% of president Obama's initiatives are carry over I bush policies. Please use the arithmetic to argue against that point.

    So. Please thank president bush.

    January 1, 2013 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  2. Pete

    The president and Democrates should've shoved their budget deal down the republicans throats they deserve it don't they...Now they have to come back in months to start again,just rediculous especially when deals by Boehner,McConnell both got shot down before even hitting the floors and with Boehners he had an A and B plans but both failed so it looked actually worse then seen...Quit pussy footing around democrates and treat republicans the way you've been treated the past four years they too deserve it and their republicans followers shouldn't cry at all either because they knew it was coming didn't they!!Remember the more republicans struggle with democrates in the future the more closer they are to the door at the unemployement office ,they created this monster and now its turned on them!!

    January 1, 2013 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  3. Bob Brewer

    Publish the names of those that did not vote to accept the bill !

    January 1, 2013 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    The country continues the downward spiral into oblivion.

    January 1, 2013 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  5. Ind.

    Did anyone even read it? Of course not. Another bill shoved through that only adds to the debt.

    January 1, 2013 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  6. J.V.Hodgson

    This House vote has 11 voters missing do I guess that it's the 8 Republican losers who just could not be bothered over the holiday to finish thier duties to we the people. The other 3 I wanna know who they are actually all 11 as we have in theory 435 representatives not 424!! In both cases if i were a corporate employee guess what my pay gets docked... get my drift.
    The 3 that did not vote should be re-called!! If the other 8 are not the reps republicans that lost thier seat then additionally they should face a re-call vote.
    Finally when will we get the arithmetic?
    1) Budget deficit $1.2 tr say. Save that every year = balanced budget and you still have $16 trillion of debt ad infinitum. Even Ryans budget hatchet came no where near a balanced budget $6tr /10 go figure. Ha ha and interest savings dont count!!
    2) What matter is the debt to GDP ratio and 60 to 80 % is OK the lower number Ok in good economic times and the higher in poor times to allow stimulating the economy / recovery.
    A 4% GDP GROWTH WOULD MEAN A $21bN GDP in ten years at least.
    doing things to stimulate growth are key.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    January 2, 2013 02:57 am at 2:57 am |
  7. betterdays

    Cool. Now the wealthy have been punished as promised, and we will rake in an additional $62 B a year, approximately five percent of the revenue it would take to balance the budget if we had one. I tell ya, is there anything this administration can't accomplish? The sky's the limit...

    January 2, 2013 06:52 am at 6:52 am |