VA Representatives: Fiscal Cliff Bill Only a Temporary Solution - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA ...

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The nation's fiscal cliff fears are over - at least for the time being. Virginia Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner both backed Tuesday's compromise bill, but when it came to a vote in the house that night, all but one Virginia representative opposed.

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huck

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the only saving grace is the # of seats picked up by dems in this last election

too bad redistricting turned a loss into a majority for the party of no
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huck wrote:
the only saving grace is the # of seats picked up by dems in this last election
too bad redistricting turned a loss into a majority for the party of no
Yeah let's just agree to everything because it's the easy way out. That's logical.
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Agreed it wasn't a complete solution, because both sides wasted the time between the enactment of the fiscal cliff deal and now.

Instead of doing the hard work of building the required solution, they politicians ducked for cover to campaign for re-election.

And we re-elected our own contributors to that gridlock, rewarding them for ignoring their job.

It's the ultimate case of getting the government we deserve rather than the government we want. It's always a different location's politician that's at fault so we re-elect our own representatives. All I can hope for is that we eventually learn that the only way to get politicians to put governing ahead of re-election is to throw the bums out. ALL of the incumbents, they apparently can't negotiate in good faith, even within their own parties.
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Yeah let's just agree to everything because it's the easy way out. That's logical.
better than agreeing on nothing

This congress (with an 11% public approval rating) passed 219 bills in 2012, the least number since the 1940's, and many they managed to pass (when 'working') were for important issues like post office names and commemorative coins. Thanks teaparty/gop!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/28/cong...
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huck wrote:
the only saving grace is the # of seats picked up by dems in this last election
too bad redistricting turned a loss into a majority for the party of no
And your recently re elected buddy is spending your taxes as he heads back to Hawaii. Yes spend spend spend; just wish I could run my house hold that way.
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And your recently re elected buddy is spending your taxes as he heads back to Hawaii. Yes spend spend spend; just wish I could run my house hold that way.
GW wasted much more taxpayer money with his regular jaunts to TX on air force 1, ran our country into debt with two unpaid wars, borrowed more money to pay for medicare part D and cut taxes across the board to seal the deal.
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We're toast.
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huck wrote:
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GW wasted much more taxpayer money with his regular jaunts to TX on air force 1, ran our country into debt with two unpaid wars, borrowed more money to pay for medicare part D and cut taxes across the board to seal the deal.
And did i mention the across the board federal pay raise?

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