January 1st, 2013
12:51 PM ET
10 years ago

5 things to know about the fiscal cliff

(CNN) - It's complex, dense, and filled with compromise. And the deal passed by the Senate to avert the "fiscal cliff" might not even become law, depending what actions the House takes.

Here are five things to know about the bill that passed the Senate overwhelmingly in the middle of the night.


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  1. Tony

    Here is some food for thought. Since Republicans don't have the support of the public (they lost the 2012 election and polls since the election show that the public sides with Obama and Democrats on the fiscal cliff), why will another 3 fiscal cliffs make a difference? Why will the results of the 3 more fiscal cliffs coming up be any different?

    January 1, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Stop hiring doctors and lawyers to run the biggest economy in the World, hire Economist and that's simple math.

    January 1, 2013 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |