Senator Brown Votes for Fiscal Cliff Deal

In his final days in office, Senator Scott Brown threw his support behind a new deal of fiscal cliff plan.

Calling the deal on the fiscal cliff "not perfect," outgoing US Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) endorsed the plan in his final days in office.

He says it ‘‘protects 99 percent of Americans from a massive tax increase," according to an Associated Press report. Brown had supported a no-tax pledge.

The deal raises taxes on individual incomes over $400,000 and over $450,00 for household incomes and a portion of estates more than $5 million. The comprise allows Congress to have more time to work on government spending.

Richard W. Lunt January 03, 2013 at 09:28 PM
President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and the other liberals created the economy of layoffs and high unemployment in the first place. Get a clue Avon!
Paul christian January 04, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Richard you're so uneducated, are you not aware that the last for years of Bush's administration they created a 4 trillion dollar debt with unecessary wars? You don't know anything you're an idiot!
Richard W. Lunt January 04, 2013 at 03:53 AM
Paul, Since the Obama administration has taken office, President Obama increased the debt by another 7 trillion dollars (Bush left office with 9 trillion) making the debt over 16 trillion dollars, that's more than President Bush increased in his 8 years in office!!! President Obama's policies aren't working, and the economy is suffering as a result with high unemployment and an increasing number of people on government assistance and welfare because of a lack of real good paying private sector jobs, and the debt is increasing so you can't blame George W. Bush for that. Unecessary wars? Iraq, maybe; however, the war on terror in Afghanistan was definitely necessary because of 9/11/2001. Perhaps it's you who is the idiot and not me, just saying..... http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57400369-503544/national-debt-has-increased-more-under-obama-than-under-bush/
Richard W. Lunt January 04, 2013 at 04:25 AM
Paul, To add another fact to my earlier post, President Bush began his administration in 2001 with a debt of 5 trillion which was left over from the Clinton administration. Under Bush's Presidency from 2001 to January 20, 2009 when he left office, another 4 trillion was added by the Bush administration therefore making the total debt at that point in time in 2009 9 trillion dollars. President Obama has added another 7 trillion and counting, so I ask you, who is the big spender?? Wait, I will answer that for you, it's President Obama, so how's that hope and change working for you???
Doug Melanson January 04, 2013 at 03:17 PM
Fairer and more balanced? That is a good thing? When you take from the rich so the poor can just take, take, take you create a society where achieving is not a goal. Why would anyone want to do anything to make alot of money if they know it will just be taken away? This has happened Before David. Go ask anyone from Austria in the 30's. That was a script we don't want to see repeated but yeah, take religeion of of schools, make medicine free, make college free. Doesn't work man!


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