Apparently, House Republicans want to add some spending cuts to the bill and send it back to the Senate, daring them to pass it or go over the cliff:
A Republican lawmaker told NBC News on condition of anonymity that at the Republican meeting, 37 of 40 members who spoke on the bill opposed it. He said many of his colleagues were demanding “illogical concessions,” including billions of dollars in extra spending cuts that Democrats wouldn’t be able to live with.
The Republican majority in the House is likely to send the bill back to the Senate with amendments to cut more spending, said Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala.
“I would be shocked if this bill didn’t go back to the Senate,” he said. “I think we’re there on more revenue, but, you know, there is more revenue but no spending cuts.”
I think it’ll come down to the size and nature of the spending cuts… Even if a couple of dozen Senate Democrats refuse to vote for the bill, it can still pass. How about killing off some “green” energy subsidies?