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Ga. senators still optimistic about fiscal deal

ATLANTA — House Republicans failed to advance fiscal cliff negotiations this week, seemingly putting responsibility for any budget and tax deal back on President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Senate.

But Georgia's Republican senators say they are still optimistic that the power players will avert steep spending cuts and across-the-board tax hikes that go into effect if no deal is reached by the new year.

Their reasoning: It's what Congress always does.

Sen. Johnny Isakson told The Brunswick News he is "confident that Congress and the president will agree to extend the Bush tax cuts for middle class families."

Isakson's colleague, Saxby Chambliss, said, "Congress usually acts when we have our backs up against a wall. Think that's going to force everyone to come to the table."

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SuxBeanU 2 years ago

i'LL BET THESE IDIOTS STILL THINK SANTA WILL COME TO THEIR HOUSE TONIGHT TOO.

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Kent 2 years ago

Our two senators have contributed to the fiscal cliff by their refusal to make actual cuts. I call their offices and ask for the senator's actual figures in the amount of spending they are proposing to cut and have yet to be given specifics proposed for cutting the size of government and the reducing budget. They can not answer the question because they are not making the cuts, only balancing the budget with more borrowing and taxes.

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R 2 years ago

Could be time to help the Federal level folks out on the cuts front by pressuring LOCAL and state governments to STOP taking every single dime the DC boys tangle in front of us.

Washington creates the pot based in part on the screams of local and state governments. These folks we CAN get our hands on right here, no plane rides required.

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