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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Frankel: 'dire consequences' may result if country goes over fiscal cliff

    Frankel: 'dire consequences' may result if country goes over fiscal cliff
    Lois Frankel, who becomes South Florida’s newest member of Congress next week, said Thursday it’s difficult to see how the so-called fiscal cliff of higher taxes and dramatic federal spending reductions on Jan. 1 will be resolved.  After...
  • Anti-debt group repeats call for 'balanced' solution

    Anti-debt group repeats call for 'balanced' solution
    The Florida chapter of the Campaign to Fix the Debt raised the warning flag again Thursday about the need for Congress and the president to come together for a “balanced” solution to the nation’s long-term debt problem. Thursday’...
  • Chan Lowe: More fiscal cliff

    Chan Lowe: More fiscal cliff
    It’s all about the three strains in the American character. America was founded on the principle of rugged individualism, the pioneer spirit of self-reliance and “each according to his abilities.” That’s another way of saying...
  • Chan Lowe: Over the fiscal cliff

    Chan Lowe: Over the fiscal cliff
    As I’ve said many times before, don’t blame our hard-working representatives for Washington gridlock. Blame the morons who elect them. In other words, look in the mirror.   The latest conventional wisdom on why the nation is about to...
  • Chan Lowe: The fiscal cliff vote

    Chan Lowe: The fiscal cliff vote
    We know that Congress is a bunch of weasels. That’s not a value judgment, just a statement of fact. The curse and the genius of our system is that each member of that body happens to be a kept weasel. We can’t vote out somebody else’s...
  • Chan Lowe: Fiscal cliff

    Chan Lowe: Fiscal cliff
    I detest the term, “fiscal cliff.” I am repelled by the analogy, if that’s what it is. I swore to myself that I would not stoop to the level of using the “cliff” visual in a cartoon.   But when it came time to making a...
  • Fiscal Cliff Talks Lead--Wait, Kim Kardashian's Pregnant!?

    Fiscal Cliff Talks Lead--Wait, Kim Kardashian's Pregnant!?
    2013 begins on a divisive note today as talks between Republicans and the Obama administration led to a partial deal following a marathon session of neg—Oh, shit, wait, hold on. Kim Kardashian is pregnant! Oh my God, I can’t believe this is...
  • Winning ugly -- Obama and the fiscal cliff

    Winning ugly -- Obama and the fiscal cliff
    By all accounts, President Barack Obama won the fiscal cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of "win" is beyond me. It's a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit. One of the main reasons Mr. Obama won, according...
  • For Republicans, a not so happy New Year

    For Republicans, a not so happy New Year
    Author's disclaimer: Today's piece may cause my center/right readers severe irritability, sleeplessness, and a strong desire to limit your cable television options to Fox. The antidote may not arrive until the midterm elections of 2014. Fiscal cliff...
  • Americans better off without milk subsidy

    A frequent bugaboo of the fiscal cliff debacle was the "milk cliff" — the threat of milk price doubling if Congress failed to extend dairy subsidies. Parents were expected to forgo other necessities because their children "had to have milk."...
  • 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...