Everyone’s Worst Nightmare Has Come True: The Endless Greek Bailout Has Now Shifted to D.C.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
By Paul Martin

December 31st, 2012

Tax part of fiscal-cliff deal reached, says McConnell

Lawmakers have reached an agreement on all tax issues related to the fiscal cliff, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Monday afternoon, adding that negotiators are “very, very close” to a broader deal.

Optimism about averting the fiscal cliff increased Monday amid positive statements from McConnell and President Barack Obama, who during a public appearance at the White House said: “They are close, but they are not there yet.”

McConnell called for an immediate vote on taxes, but one hadn’t been scheduled as of Monday afternoon.


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