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Mike Lee
Good riddance, 113th
Good riddance, 113th

Imagine if you ran a business but you didn't tell your customers exactly what they would be charged for your products or services until nearly the end of the year. Well, you don't have to work your imagination too hard because that's essentially what Congress just did. In one of their last actions before adjournment on Tuesday, Senators approved the extension of some 50 temporary tax breaks that President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law. The decision represents neither a big breakthrough nor a new dilemma — Congress has been unable to set a long-term course on these tax breaks for many years — but the last-minute nature of the extension's passage...