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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Republicans won't be the only ones blamed if we go over the fiscal cliff

    We are accustomed to the opprobrium columnist Thomas Schaller heaps on all things Republican. However, his most recent rant on who's to blame for the fiscal cliff deserves further reflection ("Crisis they created catches up with Republicans," Dec. 12)....
  • A blueprint for a fiscal deal

    It seems to me that House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama can close the deal and avoid the "fiscal cliff" ("Progress elusive in fiscal talks," Dec. 14). The Republicans need to agree to increase the taxes for the wealthiest 2 percent while...
  • Republicans should try being unpredictable for a change

    President Barack Obama expects the Republicans to give into his tax-hike demands ("Progress elusive in fiscal talks," Dec. 14). "I'm pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle-class taxes hostage in trying to protect tax cuts for high-...
  • Shortchanging the children

    Shortchanging the children
    America's children seem to be shortchanged on almost every issue we face as a society. Not only are we failing to protect our children from deranged people wielding semi-automatic guns, we're not protecting them from poverty. The rate of child poverty...
  • Raze the debt ceiling

    Raze the debt ceiling
    The announcement that House Speaker John Boehner has offered to take the debt ceiling off the table in the current "fiscal cliff" negotiations is, in one sense, a welcome development. If the Senate agrees, we will temporarily be spared the sort of...
  • Gas tax gets a second look

    Gas tax gets a second look
    Anyone who believes that political stalemate over raising taxes or a preference for deferring hard choices were problems unique to Congress has probably never been to Annapolis. Even when one party dominates both chambers, as the Democrats do in the...
  • TRANSCRIPT: Obama Press Conference On Gun Violence

    TRANSCRIPT: Obama Press Conference On Gun Violence
    Shortly after noon Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced he had asked Vice President Joe Biden to oversee an effort by his administration to recommend policies “to reduce the epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country every single day....
  • Casey urges Hurricane Sandy aid for Pennsylvania

    Casey urges Hurricane Sandy aid for Pennsylvania
    Democrat Bob Casey urged a federal emergency official to reimburse Pennsylvania for the state's Hurricane Sandy preparations on Wednesday and Republican Pat Toomey is pushing back against a $60.4 billion aid bill he says is excessive. To be sure, Toomey...
  • Federal workers to be warned of furloughs

    WASHINGTON -- Federal employees will receive an e-mail today alerting them that furloughs are possible if Congress fails to reach an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, union officials said Thursday. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the human...
  • Dent, Barletta to vote for Plan B, Holden a "no"

    At least two area GOP congressmen are supporting a mostly for show House Republican bill to avoid the fiscal cliff by raising rates on millionaires and locking in lower rates for everyone else. U.S. Reps. Charlie Dent and Lou Barletta both said they are...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER: Breezy and mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers before 10 a.m. and a high near 46. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy with a low around 35. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS State troopers helping...