Senate won't consider alternative fiscal plan from Republicans

WASHINGTON Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:53pm EST

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to the media about the ''fiscal cliff'' on Capitol Hill in Washington December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to the media about the ''fiscal cliff'' on Capitol Hill in Washington December 18, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will not consider the alternative package of tax hikes on millionaires and spending cuts expected to be passed by House Republicans on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

Reid said the so-called 'Plan B' measures to deal with year-end automatic tax hikes and spending cuts are a "non-starter" for the Democratic-controlled Senate. The issue has stalled negotiations between the White House and House Speaker John Boehner.

(Reporting By David Lawder; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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speaker12 wrote:
Harry Reid is in his glory. After years of being the pawn of Vegas he is now the mentor of Obama. What a pair.

Dec 20, 2012 1:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:
Senate won’t consider the GOP plan AND won’t propose meaningful spending cuts.

The left is the party of NO….they want only token political legislation of taxing the rich even when they know it won’t nearly solve our fiscal issues….what a farce; some “leadership” that is….

Dec 20, 2012 2:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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