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Obama (right) and John Boeher (left) set to spar over sequester
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Obama Finally Meets with Congressional Leaders About Sequestration

With $85 billion in mandatory budget cuts looming, President Barack Obama has asked to meet with GOP Congressional leaders.

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Obama's paycheck won't be cut if sequester happens Friday
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If Sequester Cuts Happen Friday, the President’s Paycheck Won’t Be One of Them

If sequester cuts happen Friday, the guy in the White House won't be out of cash.

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Washington voters split on Gov. Inslee's definition of temporary tax
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Is Extending Temporary Taxes the Same as ‘Raising Taxes’? Washington Voters Are Split

Gov. Jay Inslee raised eyebrows when just hours after his inauguration he said extending temporary taxes was not a tax increase.

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John Boehner (left) and GOP agree to debt ceiling suspension
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House Passes Measure Suspending Debt Ceiling

The House of Representatives has effectively eliminated the U.S. government's debt ceiling for spending.

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White House doesn't refute trillion dollar coin rumor
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White House Refuses to Deny Rumor of $1 TRILLION Coin!

A trillion dollar coin? Really?

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Obama supporters furious over Fiscal Cliff tax hikes on them
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Obama Supporters Dismayed and Betrayed by Tax Hikes

Perhaps the light bulb (likely an energy-efficient florescent model) has gone on for Democrats.

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Democrats want another trillion of our tax dollars
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Democrats Want $1 Trillion in New Revenue in 2013

To offset the budget cuts that are legally mandated in the fiscal cliff compromise and by sequestering, Democrats want to ratchet up taxes.

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Obama heads back to Hawaii to finish vacation after Fiscal Cliff bill
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Fiscal Cliff Deal Raises Taxes for 77 Percent of Families Starting at $40K and Up

Perhaps the mind-numbing specifics are not that important, but the end result is for American families making $40,000 or more in 2013 paying rising taxes. 

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Gregoire proposes more taxes on eve of departure
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Gov. Gregoire Proposes New Fuel Tax to Pay for Schools

Although Jay Inslee will take over in January,  Governor Chris Gregoire still has one more budget to submit to the state, and it includes new tax proposals.

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Obama to hit Hawaii about the time U.S. goes over fiscal cliff
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Obama Plans Hawaii Vacation While U.S. Goes Over Fiscal Cliff

According to media sources in Hawaii, President Obama plans to hang loose for about 20 days, including the day when the U.S. will go "over the fiscal cliff" unless a budget and tax plan is reached.

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