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Ga. Republicans vote against 'fiscal cliff' deal

Clouds roil over the White House in Washington on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, as Washington has less than 48 hours to avert the “fiscal cliff,” a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take hold on Jan. 1. Republican and Democratic negotiators in the Senate were hoping to reach a deal to avoid going over the cliff on Sunday.

Clouds roil over the White House in Washington on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, as Washington has less than 48 hours to avert the “fiscal cliff,” a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take hold on Jan. 1. Republican and Democratic negotiators in the Senate were hoping to reach a deal to avoid going over the cliff on Sunday.

ATLANTA — Georgia's Republicans in the U.S. House voted against a last-minute deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" after the state's two senators voted for it.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/12WMf6C) that all eight of Georgia's Republicans voted against the bill in the House late Tuesday.

They broke with the state's GOP senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, who had voted for it just after the new year began.

Among Democrats, John Barrow of Augusta voted no. Sanford Bishop of Albany; David Scott of Atlanta; and Hank Johnson of DeKalb County voted yes.

Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta did not vote, as he returned home after his wife died Monday.

The last-minute deal in Congress to avoid the "fiscal cliff" sent world stocks climbing Wednesday.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

Well done, lads!! In this New Year, you've got to Stand For Something or you'll Fall For Anything! Well done!!

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DoctorDorite 1 year, 9 months ago

When you see your take home paycheck (if you still have one) is smaller give thanks to Saxby, Johnny & Sandford, since they know whats best for you and they appreciate your continued support and the pay raise you just gave them for working so hard. Button down the hatches, the storm is coming fast !! & buy some bullets.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

It was Obama who just gave them a pay raise. It's the "pay for votes" strategy that the Democrats love so well.

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rightasrain 1 year, 9 months ago

Saxby is on his way out. Johnny and Sandford should be as well. Let's reduce their paychecks by voting them out.

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VSU 1 year, 9 months ago

Just got a 1.9% pay raise a couple of months ago, just received notice today that our social security deductions are going up 2%. Our company giveiths and the govment takeiths away.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

It's the "American Way" in the new Obama century. But of course you lose both ways since your "pay raise" will have Federal and State taxes taken away PRIOR to you getting what's left while your Social Security increase will come off the top. So you just lost about 150% of your "pay raise".

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VSU 1 year, 9 months ago

Basically my raise is their raise.

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Cartman 1 year, 9 months ago

Saxby Chambless and Johnny Isakson need donkey pins for their lapels.

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B4it 1 year, 9 months ago

The logic used by the dumb masses in Congress is the same as if every "employed" worker demanded a sizeable pay raise from their employer. It does not matter if the company does not have the money, just demand more money expecting someone else to make up the shortfall. Sounds crazy, but that is what this Administration is doing to us. We just need more of the uneducated who voted for these socialists in Congress to see and comprehend it.

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DoctorDorite 1 year, 9 months ago

Do not forget the fact that the Herald endorsed these three clowns helping get them re-elected and they themselves now are laying local people off from their jobs by shipping the print work out to North Florida boosting their economy. Maybe next election they'll think long and hard about who they endorse, that is if the "endorsers" still have a job. Sad to say but this area has fallen into an economic condition worse than the poorest area in Mississippi while under the representation of these guys and people thats BAD !! With Georgia never voting for Obama and his military cuts coming its time to start prepping for the Marine base closure, THAT you can take to the bank, its called "political payback" and our 3 clowns won't be able stop it.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 9 months ago

You guys elected those fools, and now they have stabbed us all in the back. They seem to have forgotten why they were elected in the first place. They are supposed to working for the people regardless of party affiliation. They suck......

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

I think you are meaning Sanford Bishop so I agree with you.

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whattheheck 1 year, 9 months ago

I hope you mean all three and if so I totally agree.

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RedEric 1 year, 9 months ago

It is getting mighty crowded at the government feeding trough. The feeders are happy as long as the trough is full. When the level starts to decline you will see blood amongst the feeders. Something for nothing is impossible. Payback wil come and they will devour each other. Front row seats will not be hard to come by.

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Jimboob 1 year, 9 months ago

I just wonder, how many of you "Squawkers" get nothing from the government. You don't use the roads, depend on police and fire protection, buy subsidised milk. Nothing. Georgia, like most states in the south, is a receiver of funds. More is given than is payed in. So all of you receive no benefit from "Uncle"? I doubt it...

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

I think you mean "Drunk Uncle"

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DoctorDorite 1 year, 9 months ago

Your name is very appropiate on this matter, When you get left behind you wind up sucking hind tit which we all know produces very little and with our current senators and rep thats exactly what we're getting, very little !

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whattheheck 1 year, 9 months ago

We taxpayers in the nation pay dearly for what we do and don't get.

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