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Virginia Congressmen Vote No to Fiscal Cliff Compromise - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sp...

There are 50 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 2, 2013, titled Virginia Congressmen Vote No to Fiscal Cliff Compromise - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sp.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A few Virginia Congressmen did not stand behind a measure to reverse the effects of the so called "fiscal cliff". The House of Representatives approved the Senate bill that will counter the higher tax rates and sweeping spending cuts that went into effect midnight New Year's Day.

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huck

Charlottesville, VA

#43 Jan 3, 2013
C-Ville Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>Have you actually read the Sandy bill? Did you see how much "pet project pork" was stuffed into it? Thank god someone is starting to stand up to the unrelated, out of control spending on Capital Hill! This madness has to stop. We are out of money and a majority of our representatives up there don't get it....! You don't seem to understand that this country is slowly going down in flames because of our debt and deficit. Sometimes the right thing to do is not popular.
you're sorely misguided if you don't think hurt and cantor have voted their own fair share of pork laden bills

I'm with ya though, I think these sneaky riders should be outlawed, but coercion, uh 'compromise', seems to be the only way these criminals can get anything done. It's a broken system fer sure.
Dude

Winchester, VA

#44 Jan 3, 2013
Fiscal Conservative wrote:
Three cheers for Hurt, Cantor and Goodlatte. Hiking taxes without cutting can only delay or derail economic recovery.
right, because the economy has been doing so great over the past 5 years while taxes have been at historic lows.
Dude

Winchester, VA

#45 Jan 3, 2013
PokerBut wrote:
I hope they don't run in any elections again. The people won't vote for them!!!!
people will vote for them due to party loyalty; the left and right are full of idiot sheep.
Dude

Winchester, VA

#46 Jan 3, 2013
huck wrote:
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you're sorely misguided if you don't think hurt and cantor have voted their own fair share of pork laden bills
I'm with ya though, I think these sneaky riders should be outlawed, but coercion, uh 'compromise', seems to be the only way these criminals can get anything done. It's a broken system fer sure.
insider trading cantor? Don't say it's so...
oh yeah

Virginia Beach, VA

#47 Jan 3, 2013
central va marine wrote:
Bobbie Hurt continues to bring down the public opinion of the GOP.
Voting to essentially raise taxes, and want to continue to burden the low income workers and Senior Citizens, is not a profile in courage. It is the exact opposite.
If you continue to make the same mistakes, and expect a different outcome in the next election; you are a Repuglican.
more to come
Bobby Scott is a "Repuglican?"

Who knew?
oh yeah

Virginia Beach, VA

#48 Jan 3, 2013
dweeb wrote:
History will not be kind to the Boomers. They protested a war in Vietnam, but have sent US troops all over the wrld to fight wars of questionable national interest. As they reached retirement age, they enhanced the benefits we pay to seniors. All the while claiming they earned whatever handout it might be. When their parents were dying, they clamored for the elimination of the estate tax, which would come out of their inheeritance. They objected to Big Tobacco and the unhealthy lifestyles of their parents, and they have raised the most obese generation on the planet. The American Century Henry Luce descibed is unlikely to last more than eighty years. Hopefully, someone will point out my typographical errors.
The only error here is one of omission.

You forgot to mention the war on drugs as a proxy for the Boomer's "hippie vs. the establishment" conflict......
shaking

Newaygo, MI

#49 Jan 4, 2013
T-Money wrote:
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Social Security and Medicare ARE entitlements. You do NOT pay into your OWN account and get a return. YOU pay for someone else to receive benefits and the number of people paying in to the system is far less than those who receive the money! EDUCATE YOURSELF!
I am educated on this, but apparently you are not.
Soc. Security is fully funded through 2037, at that time benefits will be payable at 78% of the current amounts if nothing is done. According to the CBO a 2% increase in payroll taxes will fully fund SS though 2083. Those are facts. All this has nothing to do with the federal deficit. Stop listening to Fox news telling you otherwise.
shaking

Newaygo, MI

#50 Jan 4, 2013
The trust funds are "off-budget" and treated separately in certain ways from other federal spending, and other trust funds of the Federal Government. From the U.S. Code:


Have some direct authority-
EXCLUSION OF SOCIAL SECURITY FROM ALL BUDGETS Pub. L. 101-508, title XIII, Sec. 13301(a), Nov. 5, 1990, 104Stat. 1388-623, provided that: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the receipts and disbursements of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund shall not be counted as new budget authority, outlays, receipts, or deficit or surplus for purposes of -(1) the budget of the United States Government as submitted by the President,(2) the congressional budget, or (3) the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#51 Jan 4, 2013
Shame on those Republicans for voting "no" on a bill that only allowed $41 in new spending for every tax dollar raised. They should have held out for $100 in spending for every tax dollar raised. Would certainly make the day of reckoning come that much quicker.
Brainiac of Beacon House

Norfolk, VA

#52 Jan 10, 2013
I would very much like to see Hurt, Goodlatte and Cantor come by and visit Beacon House: a day program for brain injury survivors located on Virginia Beach Blvd. in VA Beach, VA!!

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