Phew! That was close. At the last minute lawmakers pulled a deal out of their assembly and averted a roll down the fiscal cliff.
Here's a look at how Twitter responded:
It would be super funny if Obama now vetoed the fiscal cliff plan.
— Colin Jost (@TheColinJost) January 2, 2013
Does this mean we'll never get a "fiscal cliff"-themed Ben & Jerry's flavor?
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) January 2, 2013
That was fun. When's the next Fiscal Cliff?
— Rob Lathan (@roblathan) January 2, 2013
Starting to think Senate Republicans held out til last night on Fiscal Cliff because they didn't have New Years Eve plans.
— Rob Kutner (@ApocalypseHow) January 1, 2013
Have you guys met Fiscal Cliff's preppy brother Fiscal Biff? Total douche but very good lacrosse player.
— Michael Showalter (@mshowalter) January 2, 2013
BREAKING: Paul Ryan voted for the fiscal cliff bill only after his fellow congressmen agreed to check out his biceps more often
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) January 2, 2013
i would take out the trash, but obama's on vacation in hawaii.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) January 2, 2013
The House GOP voted to buy themselves a Trans Am with their summer job money and tell the Senate they just don't understand them.
— Miles Kahn (@mileskahn) January 2, 2013
The Fiscal Cliff deal is passed. Obama signs, then "SIKE!" He flips the bill over, revealing in 72 pt bold Helvetica: "FULL COMMUNISM".
— sreegs (@ahuj9) January 2, 2013
Now that the fiscal cliff is behind us, it's full speed ahead to the Sequester Gorge of Doom!
— Steven Rosenthal (@Rosenthaltweets) January 2, 2013
Passed bill includes "I Resolved the Fiscal Cliff and All I Got Was This Lousy Lapel Pin" pins for members of Congress #pork
— Rachel Hastings (@rachelhastings) January 2, 2013
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