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A government by extension:
No way to run a country

Washington Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/5/2013 11:41:43 AM

Congress did not, in the end, go over the “fiscal cliff,” which is a far cry, of course, from saying that it acted on the massive backlog of policy issues, large and small. Lawmakers avoided the “sequester”--$110 billion in across-the-board spending cuts, half to defense, half to other programs--but only by postponing them for two months. They renewed a number of tax breaks for business but many of them for only a year. They spared doctors a 27 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement rates; but this “doc fix,” as with the many previous ones, lasts 12 months. And yes

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/5/2013 11:46:08 AM     (No. 9100230)

from those who live outside of the DC bubble to the Post: Whatever

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Reply 2 - Posted by: curious1, 1/5/2013 11:51:30 AM     (No. 9100237)

One question I never see asked, is in the debt ceiling deal a couple years ago, why did defense take 50% when the ´other programs´ that aren´t constitutionally mandated take more than half of the spending? So much for ´skilled´ negotiators.

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