Just a quick and simple post to note exactly why it took until 1/1/2013 to have the Republicans pass the massive tax and spend bill H.R. 8 to avoid the so-called Fiscal Cliff.
On 1/1/2013, the taxes went up anyway. Now, the Republicans can spin their vote as an effort to reduce taxes from the increased taxes that were in effect on 1/1/2013.
Aren’t they just great! Good thing they don’t try to treat us like ignorant peasants like the Democrats do.