And so my fellow Americans, we finally cross the fiscal cliff finish line, panting wearily with our shorts around our ankles. Late last night Congress passed the Senate's budget deal. Our middle-class tax cuts have been preserved. We will tax the rich a little bit more. And tomorrow the sun will come up same as always.
Okay, so now that the dust has settled, what have our elected officials agreed to, exactly? And which can did we just kick down the road? Here's the big picture.
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And that's where we are. In other news, perhaps sensing our exasperation with the job they're doing, Congress voted down a raise for itself as part of the deal. But they also failed to pass the Sandy Aid bill. GUYS! What a bunch of drama queens. Here's a little comic relief for the day.
Are you surprised the bill was passed or did you think they'd agree to something by the deadline?
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