After who knows how many machinations today that I mostly ignored, for my own sanity, it looks now like the House will vote on the fiscal cliff bill just as it is. It will allow all Democrats to vote yes along with a few wobbly Republicans and then Obama signs his political deal.
And the country proceeds on the path to the real fiscal cliff not hitting even the slightest little speed bump.
FOX NEWS – House leaders are planning to call a vote on the Senate-passed fiscal crisis bill as early as Tuesday night, moving ahead despite the concerns of rank-and-file Republicans about the lack of spending cuts in the package.
Lawmakers were moving quickly, after Republicans spent the day weighing their options against a tight deadline. If they are to act on the bill, they have less than two days before a new congressional class is sworn in.
House Speaker John Boehner had earlier presented members with two options, sources told Fox News. The first would be to craft an amendment to the Senate bill that would add a package of spending cuts. However, it was determined that such a measure did not have enough votes to pass, so lawmakers were moving on to option two – an up-or-down vote on the Senate bill.