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Fiscal cliff deal includes at least $67.9 billion for special interests


By Call it Crazy   Follow   Mon, 7 Jan 2013, 5:37pm   154 views   1 comment
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Taxpayers aren't the only ones who won't be flying off the fiscal cliff — this year, at least. Add race cars, movies and asparagus to the list.

As part of their last-second deal to slam the brakes on an economy racing toward the so-called fiscal cliff, lawmakers gave the green light this week to extending dozens of business and industry tax breaks, like a cost-recovery program that will save the owners of "motorsports entertainment complexes" (that is, racetracks) about $70 million over the next two years.

But the agreement also came loaded with extensions of separate existing tax breaks for businesses and industries, many of which had expired in the past year — about $67.9 billion in all in 2013, as tabulated by Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/04/16334798-fiscal-cliff-deal-includes-at-least-679-billion-for-special-interests?lite

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  1. thomaswong.1986


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    1   12:26am Tue 8 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Really idiotic..

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