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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Are you afraid of the fiscal cliff?

    Are you afraid of the fiscal cliff?
    After failing to come to an agreement before Christmas, President Obama and Congress are hoping to reach a last-ditch budget deal before the end of the year to avert the automatic tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. Many political...
  • Will Boehner cave on the fiscal cliff negotiations?

    Will Boehner cave on the fiscal cliff negotiations?
    Some Republicans are furious at their party's U.S. House speaker, John Boehner, because he removed two party members from the House Budget committee and offered to raise taxes by $800 billion in a budget proposal. Both ousted members were tea party...
  • Should Congress fiddle with the home mortgage deduction?

    Should Congress fiddle with the home mortgage deduction?
    As Congress looks for new sources of revenue to deal with the “fiscal cliff,” reducing or eliminating the venerable and popular home mortgage deduction is on the table. The tax benefit allows taxpayers to cut their taxable income by the amount...
  • Who's to blame if we sail over the fiscal cliff?

    Who's to blame if we sail over the fiscal cliff?
    After more than a week of negotiations, President Obama and fellow Democrats in Congress seem no closer to making a budget deal with Republicans in Congress that would avoid sending the U.S. over the fiscal cliff in January, when a $500 billion...
  • Should lawmakers stick by anti-tax pledge?

    Should lawmakers stick by anti-tax pledge?
    Most Republicans in Congress have signed a pledge from activist Grover Norquist promising never to raise taxes, or to offset any tax increases with other tax cuts. But President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are insisting that additional tax...
  • Tax Day: Should wealthy pay more?

    Tax Day: Should wealthy pay more?
    Today is the deadline for Americans to file their income taxes. In the budget proposal he submitted last week, President Obama called for increasing taxes by $560 billion over the next decade. He proposed a series of steps that would increase payments...
  • Should Congress raise the debt ceiling?

    Should Congress raise the debt ceiling?
    Now that Congress has cut a deal to skirt the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff,” lawmakers face another deadline in March when the government is expected to exhaust its authority to keep borrowing money.  President Obama has said he’s not interested...
  • MarksJarvis: Consumers grow wary as 'fiscal cliff' threats jobs and taxes

    A large number of Americans are starting to realize that if Congress doesn't get its act together before the end of the year, all taxpayers are going to be hit by higher taxes next year — whether they earn $12,000 a year or $12 million. "It was...
  • MarksJarvis: Dividend stocks risk a drop as 'fiscal cliff' approaches

    The darlings of cautious investors are sitting on the edge of the "fiscal cliff" and feeling twinges of tax anxiety. Much to the surprise of some investors, dividend-paying stocks — sleepy investments like utilities — along with real...
  • MarksJarvis: Investors turn eyes to 'fiscal cliff'

    America is marching toward the fiscal cliff, and investors are on alert for the consequences of plunging from the peak. Re-elected President Barack Obama and congressional leaders must decide in the next 54 days whether they are willing to ignore...
  • Congress readies for next fight over federal pay

    Congress readies for next fight over federal pay
    Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...