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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
House Passes Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes 257-167
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 6334 Views :: National News, Taxes

UPDATE Jan 1, 2013: House Passes Fiscal Cliff tax Hikes 257-167 Hirono, Hanabusa vote yes

by Matthew Boyle 31 Dec 2012 Breitbart.com

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the last-minute fiscal cliff deal reached by congressional leaders and President Barack Obama cuts only $15 billion in spending while increasing tax revenues by $620 billion—a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts.

When Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush increased taxes in return for spending cuts—cuts that never ultimately came—they did so at ratios of 1:3 and 1:2.

“In 1982, President Reagan was promised $3 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes,” Americans for Tax Reform says of those two incidents. “The tax hikes went through, but the spending cuts did not materialize. President Reagan later said that signing onto this deal was the biggest mistake of his presidency.

"In 1990, President George H.W. Bush agreed to $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes. The tax hikes went through, and we are still paying them today. Not a single penny of the promised spending cuts actually happened.”

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House Leadership Statement on Senate Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement on the Senate agreement:

“The House will honor its commitment to consider the Senate agreement if it is passed.  Decisions about whether the House will seek to accept or promptly amend the measure will not be made until House members -- and the American people -- have been able to review the legislation.”

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WT: In first test of 2016 primary, Rubio and Paul vote against 'fiscal cliff' deal

CNN: It's up to the House: fiscal cliff faces Republican-controlled territory

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