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  •  More... we should duck this watered down bill (6+ / 0-)

    it takes away Democrats best advantage, go over he cliff.

    Were I cynical, I would say the fix is in...

    Speaker John A. Boehner’s proposed fallback plan to deal with the tax rate increases looming at the end of the year would give Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid what might be a much-needed Christmas present.

    When the House Rules Committee gave formal notice of a meeting to set up floor debate for test votes on two proposals to extend some expiring tax rates, the panel’s advisory noted the measures would be offered as substitute amendments to a carefully selected but wholly unrelated bill.

    The shell of a joint resolution that began as a routine annual extension of import restrictions on Myanmar will become the legislative vehicle selected for the so-called “plan B” by Boehner, R-Ohio. The measure (H J Res 66) has already passed through both the House and Senate in different forms, which may give it obscure procedural advantages that could cut down on the time needed to approve a final fiscal cliff deal.

    "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

    by smiley7 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:38:08 AM PST

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