Happy New Year! 🙂
Happy New Year! 🙂
We may not have to go over the fiscal cliff after all….according to reports, a tentative deal has been reached. The major points to the agreement are as follows(all quotes are from the Think Progress article, 2nd link above):
The key to this deal is that, by all appearances, they decided to split the tax half of the fiscal cliff from the spending half, opting to defer the sequestration debate for another day; in addition, it also appears they have put off debate on debt ceiling increases, which raises that possible specter down the road. But, and this is the but…if this is the agreement that gets America away from the fiscal edge, then it appears that while both sides bent some, Republicans bent further over to the center than did the Democrats in coming to this potential agreement.
From Western North Carolina, here’s wishing everyone a happy, joyous and festive New Year’s holiday and a successful 2013…..HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
While its’ usually never a good thing to be in the hospital, take this as a sign of good news….quoting MSN Politics:
Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot say the clot formed in her head but they stress that they are confident she will make a full recovery.
Clinton suffered a the clot in a vein between her brain and skull behind her right ear, her doctors said in a statement released by the State Department.
In an update Monday on Clinton’s condition, her doctors say the blood clot did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage, adding that “she is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family and her staff.”
Clinton’s doctors say that to help dissolve the clot, they are treating her with blood thinners. They say she will be released once the medication dose has been established.The blood clot stemmed from a concussion Clinton sustained while battling a stomach virus.
Here’s wishing Secretary Clinton a speedy recovery!
….over the fiscal cliff, if news reports are to be believed. Apparently Speaker Boehner has nothing better to do than get drunk and perfect his artificial tan while America goes sailing over the fiscal cliff. If that’s the case, then why in the hell should Democrats’ negotiate over anything in the fiscal cliff package?
Quoting Youtube….”In 1992, Jeremiah McDonald recorded a tape for the future him. He wanted to learn about what had happened to his beloved pets, if there had been any cool inventions, and whether he had pursued his dream of being an animator. In 2012, the 32 year old Jeremiah discovered the tape and interviewed…himself.”
According to reports, there might just be a deal in the works to avoid going off the fiscal cliff….the outlines of the current proposal are as follows:
For what it’s worth, it’s not the prettiest bargain I’ve seen…but it does seem workable. The only question is whether they can get it to avoid damaging the economy more than it has been at present.
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