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Senator Brown Votes for Fiscal Cliff Deal

In his final days in office, Senator Scott Brown threw his support behind a new deal of fiscal cliff plan.

Calling the deal on the fiscal cliff "not perfect," outgoing US Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) endorsed the plan in his final days in office.

He says it ‘‘protects 99 percent of Americans from a massive tax increase," according to an Associated Press report. Brown had supported a no-tax pledge.

The deal raises taxes on individual incomes over $400,000 and over $450,00 for household incomes and a portion of estates more than $5 million. The comprise allows Congress to have more time to work on government spending.

paul January 02, 2013 at 01:17 PM
This was a no brainer for him with the Kerry seat opening up. Now he can brag about his partisanship and how he's willing to cross party lines, again.
Dennis Naughton January 02, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Right. For Scott Brown there is really no "there" there when it comes to personal integrity. Everything has always been driven by trying to gain tactical advantage.
Tisiphone January 02, 2013 at 02:00 PM
There is is supposed to be a demand for politicians that will support bi-partisanship and "reach across the aisle".Well we had one, Scott Brown. So what do we do? We dump him for a hard liner like Elizabeth Warren.
Bob Thomas January 02, 2013 at 03:40 PM
If Brown decides to run for Kerry's seat he will be defeated again. Scott is cooked - he's done. He was elected by Tea Party Republicans who wanted a Republican senator, which he has proven time and again that he's not. Sayonara Scott... Time to write another book that no one will buy because you are history; bad history.
Avon Barksdale January 02, 2013 at 03:58 PM
IT'S NOT KERRY'S SEAT IT'S THE PEOPLES SEAT look at my truck
Emcee of Seekonk January 02, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Who's Elizabeth Warren?
Emcee of Seekonk January 02, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Most Massachusetts Republicans and Independents will forgive Scott Brown for his partisanship. Even a moderate Republican is better than a Democrat.
Dennis Naughton January 02, 2013 at 04:23 PM
@Emcee: Clearly you are no consumer advocate if you are as out of it as your question indicates. Cheer up. You have until 2018 to get to know her.
Emcee of Seekonk January 02, 2013 at 04:48 PM
I'm sure Harry Reid will be delighted to welcome the Princess of Massachusetts to the Senate chambers. They will have so many stories to exchange. A perfect pair.
Gretchen Robinson January 02, 2013 at 11:29 PM
ah, nothing has changed with Emcee, snide as ever. What happened MC, you didn't call her Indian princess this time. Can it be you learned you can't malign a candidate with bogus name calling? How do we know you're not just your average, garden variety woman hater??
Carla January 03, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Gretchen, Because a woman is a little conservative means she must be a woman hater?? I thought dems were the non-judgmental and inclusive party?? I guess they are if you are a democrat! Scott Brown should run again and hopefully win so that the people of this state could have a more independent thinker than someone who is so far left or so far right! We need balance in Ma.; way too many liberals in office! And Dennis if you are looking for personal integrity, don't look to the white house cause there is none there! Talk about being driven by trying to gain tactical advantage!! Look no further than OBAMA!!!
David Nolta January 03, 2013 at 03:00 AM
You claim you don't know her, Emcee, yet you have so much to say about her...
David Nolta January 03, 2013 at 03:06 AM
What you thought about "dems" clearly needs a lot of revision, Carla. And your line about needing "balance" because there are "way too many liberals in office" is pretty funny when you think about it. Should we just let you appoint some conservatives? For balance? Override the democratic process which was virtually born here? And finally, President Obama has a heap more integrity than those who simply can't get over or around his continued effort to create a fairer and more balanced America.
Richard W. Lunt January 03, 2013 at 05:32 AM
President Obama's fair and balanced America is one of EBT cards, freebees for illegals and the downfall of the housing market, that's integrity at its finest. The Democrats and their policies have ruined our economy just look at the Community Reinvestment Act which was enacted by President Jimmy Carter and pursued heavily by President Bill Clinton, their actions directly resulted in the downfall of the housing marke and then Senator Barack Obama was part of this too. http://www.examiner.com/article/new-study-confirms-economy-was-destroyed-by-democrat-policies
Amy January 03, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Bob I don't think the majority of voters in Massachusetts that voted for, and elected Scott Brown, are Tea Pary Republicans.
paul January 03, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Richard W. Lunt, "I like that about Republicans; the evidence does not faze them, they are not bothered at all by facts." Bill Clinton 2002. Ranting about President Carter, or abortions, or real rapes is the type of talk that makes people vote Democrat across the board, keep it up Richard!
Richard W. Lunt January 03, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Paul, I've given you facts here and the Democrats are to blame for our economic conditions, their policies are bad for America and yet we have sheep like you who still vote for anyone with (D) attached to their name. The Democrats and their policies led to the housing market meltdown because they insisted and even took the banks to court if they didn't give out loans to people who were on a low salary, that is the McDonalds worker and the minimum wage worker, who are not credit worthy and could not re-pay those loans. The Democrats and their tax the rich people policies are going to put our economy back into a recession. http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/tax-the-rich-14-facts-you-may-want-to-consider
paul January 03, 2013 at 04:29 PM
I read that story two years ago when it first came out. Is that the story that made you into the right wing fanatic that you are today? Our government is a mess, but it's not all one partys fault. Having the rich pay an equal amount of taxes is only fair but I'm sure you think that's a poor idea.
Richard W. Lunt January 03, 2013 at 04:43 PM
Paul, The rich are paying more than their fair share, but yet you and the Democrats think otherwise, meanwhile, the rich corporate owners the people who are paying more than their fair share in taxes such as those making 400 thousand dollars a year and over will reduce hiring or become even more picky when they do hire which will lead to high unemployment and more people either on welfare or forced to work at a lousy 12 dollar an hour job which won't make ends meet. The members of your party are to blame!
paul January 03, 2013 at 04:59 PM
I run one of the few factories still open is this area, we are picky about everyone we hire. Every factory in the area is running lean, when someone retires, no one replaces that person. It has nothing to do with how wealthy the owner is, just good business and common sense. 12 bucks an hour is better than nothing, it's what we pay our students, your attitude is why so many are on the dole.
Richard W. Lunt January 03, 2013 at 07:22 PM
I know of a person who worked a full time 13 dollar an hour job pushing a mail cart in a corporate office for 12 years while attending college and completing an Associates and a Bachelors degree in order to make a better income, career and a better living. This person was laid off in 2011 and since then, has to compete in this economy. Because of the Democrats policies, companies are forced to be picky when hiring workers even if they can hire, most companies are either eliminating jobs, or giving the jobs that are advertised on their websites and in the help wanted ads, to staff already on the payroll. This is the economy that was created by the Democrats and their tax the rich job creators socialist policies.
paul January 03, 2013 at 08:12 PM
This economy was created by the trickle down economics of George W. Bush and his warmonger pal Dick Cheney, your friend has them to thank for his woes in life.
Richard W. Lunt January 03, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Typical liberal wacko always blaming George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and even Ronald Reagan. The trickle down economics or as it is otherwise known as, supply side economics has been successful for over 30 years since Reagan was our President. During 8 years of Ronald Reagan and 4 years of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, trickle down economics worked, and the economy was robust and people had good jobs. Compare that with Obama's record and tax and spend socialist policies, Obama's policies have failed, just look at the numbers. http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/08/wait-both-the-reagan-and-bush-recoveries-were-better-than-obamas/ http://www.ontheissues.org/celeb/Ronald_Reagan_Budget_+_Economy.htm
Uncle Crackhead January 03, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Man yous dont know squat paul. eyes neber got nottin from bush. my homie barak gives me eveything for free. take from the rich and gib to me. hes like obama hood.
Avon Barksdale January 03, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Richard, don't take out your frustrations due to your own joblessness on poor Mr. Obama.
Richard W. Lunt January 03, 2013 at 09:28 PM
President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and the other liberals created the economy of layoffs and high unemployment in the first place. Get a clue Avon!
Paul christian January 04, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Richard you're so uneducated, are you not aware that the last for years of Bush's administration they created a 4 trillion dollar debt with unecessary wars? You don't know anything you're an idiot!
Richard W. Lunt January 04, 2013 at 03:53 AM
Paul, Since the Obama administration has taken office, President Obama increased the debt by another 7 trillion dollars (Bush left office with 9 trillion) making the debt over 16 trillion dollars, that's more than President Bush increased in his 8 years in office!!! President Obama's policies aren't working, and the economy is suffering as a result with high unemployment and an increasing number of people on government assistance and welfare because of a lack of real good paying private sector jobs, and the debt is increasing so you can't blame George W. Bush for that. Unecessary wars? Iraq, maybe; however, the war on terror in Afghanistan was definitely necessary because of 9/11/2001. Perhaps it's you who is the idiot and not me, just saying..... http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57400369-503544/national-debt-has-increased-more-under-obama-than-under-bush/
Richard W. Lunt January 04, 2013 at 04:25 AM
Paul, To add another fact to my earlier post, President Bush began his administration in 2001 with a debt of 5 trillion which was left over from the Clinton administration. Under Bush's Presidency from 2001 to January 20, 2009 when he left office, another 4 trillion was added by the Bush administration therefore making the total debt at that point in time in 2009 9 trillion dollars. President Obama has added another 7 trillion and counting, so I ask you, who is the big spender?? Wait, I will answer that for you, it's President Obama, so how's that hope and change working for you???
Doug Melanson January 04, 2013 at 03:17 PM
Fairer and more balanced? That is a good thing? When you take from the rich so the poor can just take, take, take you create a society where achieving is not a goal. Why would anyone want to do anything to make alot of money if they know it will just be taken away? This has happened Before David. Go ask anyone from Austria in the 30's. That was a script we don't want to see repeated but yeah, take religeion of of schools, make medicine free, make college free. Doesn't work man!

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