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Three, two, one: With cheers, confetti, Korkenknallen, bibbernden crowds and the traditional glitter ball at New York Times Square is celebrated on the U.S. East Coast in the new year. Everything as always so? Not really.
For a very different new year's Eve Fireworks there meanwhile was to marvel at the Capitol Hill in Washington: Republicans and Democrats in the House had there hour after hour, but the clock was faster.
Sure, there was a mini compromise, one, which is quite not like. At least the Senate waved through the still on the early new year's morning. The unpredictable House of representatives but, the second Chamber of the Congress, to vote at the earliest this Tuesday in.
And so passed the deadline at midnight, which itself had given the politician himself, one and a half years ago to put yourself under pressure to solve the years of budget crisis. Instead, the country through the inaction of its political elite about the so-called fiscal Cliff has slipped.
At least for the time being, more or less, with one leg. Now the Black Peter is the fickle deputies in the House of representatives. Output? Unclear. It could be scarce.
Because there the majority, unlike in the Senate, the Republicans. Among their ranks: Dozens of conservative members who undertakes the radical tea party movement feel. Should there now not enough Republicans find that agree with the Democrats for the Senate compromise, then the fall over the fiscal Cliff is actually definitely - and the second leg is pulled up.
Hallelujah! And Happy New Year!Hopefully the right wing Republicans have for one moment a black-out and vote in the interest of America. That will be a good start for 2013. But I believe they have to much people like 26yearstomuchonmarcoisland with a pea size brain. To many Sieg Heil! genes. We will see. President Barack Obama is the right guy on the right spot on the right time.I trust him and the rest of the world too.
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