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WASHINGTON – A massive bipartisan tax package preventing a big New Year's Day tax hike for millions of Americans is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature.

The measure would extend tax cuts for families at every income level, renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and enact a new one-year cut in social security taxes that would benefit nearly every worker who earns a wage.

The president is expected to sign the bill this afternoon.

In a remarkable show of bipartisanship, the House gave final approval to the measure just before midnight Thursday, overcoming an attempt by rebellious Democrats who wanted to impose a higher estate tax than the one Obama agreed to. The vote was 277-148, with each party contributing an almost identical number of votes in favor (the Democrats, 139 and the Republicans, 138).

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:04 AM on Dec. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:04 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I watched that last night. . Bad, bad and more bad
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:06 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • agreed
    rebeccadac

    Answer by rebeccadac at 8:07 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • clocked in and ready to work today I see
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:08 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Personally, it was sickening to watch all those Republicans vote for it.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:15 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Personally, it was sickening to watch all those Republicans vote for it.


    The same amount of dems voted for it, and the DEMS are the ones that tried to scrap the bill (I think more for SHOW)....They are the same party with differing social views and they each try and sell a different platform to get a certain voting block.....but in the end..they are much more similiar then they want anyone to know

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:19 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Bi-partisan is another word for compromise, which means to me that nobody in the bunch stood on his own convictions. Pretty sickening all the way around, if you ask me!
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:30 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Um. . .yeah.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 8:31 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Whatever..it should have only been tax cuts for all period.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:55 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • It will help more than it will hurt.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:00 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

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