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Washington - House GOP Puts Off Vote On 'Plan B' Citing Lack Of Votes

Published on: December 20, 2012 08:22 PM
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US Speaker of the House John Boehner walks away from the podium after a news conference in which he delivered remarks on the fiscal cliff, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 20 December 2012. House Speaker Boehner's 'plan B' solution to the fiscal cliff, which would raise taxes for people whose income exceeds one million dollars every year, is expected to be voted on in the House, 20 December.  EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDSUS Speaker of the House John Boehner walks away from the podium after a news conference in which he delivered remarks on the fiscal cliff, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 20 December 2012. House Speaker Boehner's 'plan B' solution to the fiscal cliff, which would raise taxes for people whose income exceeds one million dollars every year, is expected to be voted on in the House, 20 December.  EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Washington - Unable to round up enough support, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end fiscal cliff that threatens to send the economy into recession.

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In a brief statement, House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) said the bill “did not have sufficient support from our members to pass.”

He said that now it is up to the president to work with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid “on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff.’”


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 Dec 20, 2012 at 09:22 PM poor middle classer Says:

It's easier just to tax the poor middle class people more, why bother the stinkin rich?

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 Dec 21, 2012 at 09:13 AM SherryTheNoahide Says:

I'm so glad it fell apart! What leg did they have to stand on anyway?! The American people voted to increase taxes on the very wealthy! They cannot get more TRILLIONS in tax breaks from Us, because that money is coming from the backs of millions of poor & middle class people! And we are NOT about to pay for their free ride anymore! They are the LAST people who need help or a break from the gov't! Unreal how anybody making less than $75,000 a year could defend these ingrates!

Yes Mr. Boehner, go back to your crew & tell them it didn't work out, remind them that they LOST the election & tell them to comply w\what the American people want, or face losing their jobs, as they rightfully should!

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 Dec 21, 2012 at 09:31 AM Kzler Says:

No taxes as proscribed by the tea party and let the middle go down the drain. Taxes are socialism

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