Why Eight Senators Voted Against the ‘Cliff’ Deal

Eight odd bedfellows emerged from the Senate’s early morning vote Monday on a major tax and spending compromise aimed at averting the worst impact of the fiscal cliff.

While 89 senators voted in favor of the measure, five Republicans and three Democrats voted against it, risking the possibility of sending the economy back into recession. They viewed the deal as highly flawed, although they came to their conclusions from opposite points of view.

Read more at The Fiscal Times…

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