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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Fiddling while Rome burns

    WASHINGTON -- Here are some of the run-ups to the current fiscal crisis threatening to rip holes in the fabric of American life and security as we know it: --A plunge over an imagined "fiscal cliff" is averted at the 11th hour, only to encounter a...
  • The customary crisis

    Here we go again. And again. And again. ... For in Washington, every day is Groundhog Day. And now, once again, the country is speeding toward the dreaded ... Fiscal Cliff! Not to mention Catastrophe, Chaos and Collapse. Or maybe Stalemate, Train Wreck,...
  • Never ever, ever, ever...

    A few words to ponder as we sail toward the fiscal cliff. Those words would be: "That was then, this is now." Strip away the false piety and legalistic hair splitting offered by Republican lawmakers rationalizing their decision to abandon a pledge that...
  • Robert B. Reich: Washington bullies

    As a child I was bullied by bigger boys who threatened to beat me up if I didn't give them what they wanted. But every time I gave in to their demands, their subsequent demands grew larger. First they wanted the change in my pocket. Next it was the...
  • Looming debt-ceiling fight complicates government shutdown

    Looming debt-ceiling fight complicates government shutdown
    You could see this one coming. Politico reported late Tuesday that congressional leaders are starting to talk about two fiscal crises merging in the days ahead. Federal agencies have partially shut down because House Republicans refuse to pass a bill to...
  • Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists

    WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby. With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
  • Chicagoans at inauguration bask in Obama's 'success'

    WASHINGTON – Chicagoans visiting the nation’s capital today soaked up the pomp and circumstance of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration Day, feeling “vested in his success.” Spencer Gould and his wife, Ardenia, of...
  • Courtney: Compromise To Avert Sequestration Cuts

    Unless Congress crafts a bipartisan compromise by Friday, the Budget Control Act of 2011 will sequester — or cancel — $85 billion of spending planned for the rest of this year. The cuts would be mindlessly spread across all federal agencies,...
  • Republicans Must Be Willing To Risk Fiscal Cliff

    Why are Republicans playing the Democrats' game that the "fiscal cliff" is all about taxation? House Speaker John Boehner already made the pre-emptive concession of agreeing to raise revenues. But the insistence on doing so by eliminating deductions...
  • Taking Fiscal Cliff Best Route To Recovery

    Taking Fiscal Cliff Best Route To Recovery
    As the nation hurtles toward 2013's "fiscal cliff" — a combination of tax increases and spending cuts designed to tackle the nation's ballooning deficit — pundits from across the political spectrum are inciting full-scale panic. They warn...
  • GOP Must Never Bend To Obama Power Play

    Let's understand President Obama's strategy in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. It has nothing to do with economics or real fiscal reform. This is entirely about politics. It's Phase 2 of the 2012 campaign. The election returned him to office. The...