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The Fiscal Cliff: The Congressional Votes that Got Us Here

The United States will go over the “fiscal cliff” on January 1st if Congress and President Obama are unable to reach a deal to prevent automatic tax increases and cuts to defense and domestic spending. The economic consequences of going … Continue reading

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Extending the Bush Tax Cuts (Senate, 4 December 2010)

Below are plots (using DW-NOMINATE scores) of the separate roll call votes in the Senate to extend the Bush tax cuts only for incomes below $250,000 (sponsored by Baucus (D-MT)) and a second measure to extend the cuts for those … Continue reading

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