Budget Control Act

Barrasso: Tax Increases Are Off The Table To Prevent Sequester

It seems Republicans are ready to die on their sword of protecting tax cuts for the rich and are going to do their best to blame President Obama for their unwillingness to negotiate on anything in good faith. They've been wanting to take a pound of flesh from the working class by slashing our social safety nets and it looks like they might use this sequester to finally get their way:

Senate Passes 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal By 89-8 Vote

I guess we'll see if the House follows suit now that their Republican members can safely vote yes on a deal and not feel like they're beholden to St. Grover and his no tax pledge. Senate approves Biden-McConnell fiscal cliff deal.