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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • 'Obamacare,' fiscal cliff leads to small business optimism plunge

    American small business owners are in a sour mood, with optimism at one of its lowest levels since 1986, but don’t blame Superstorm Sandy. It’s the fiscal cliff’s fault, according to a new report from the National Federation of...
  • The other, more dangerous, cliffs

    The other, more dangerous, cliffs
    The "fiscal cliff" isn't nearly the biggest cliff we face -- if we're talking about dangerous precipices looming on the horizon. Here are three: The child poverty cliff. A staggering number of our children are impoverished. Between 2007 and 2011, the...
  • Obama's next four years: Tune in to jazz

    Obama's next four years: Tune in to jazz
    Any president's second term offers another shot at fulfilling dreams that got away the first time around. So while President Barack Obama is strategizing on immigration, unemployment, the deficit and, oh yes, the fiscal cliff, I'd like to add one more...
  • Ending filibuster abuse

    Ending filibuster abuse
    The announcement last week that South Carolina's Jim DeMint is leaving his Senate seat to run the Heritage Foundation caused some in Washington to wishfully think that perhaps the move might usher in a more congenial, if not cooperative, outlook in the U....
  • Ask the Tribune

    Ask the Tribune
    Q: How are readers' letters chosen for publication, and why? -- Louis J. Berardi, Downers Grove A: We receive hundreds of letters each day to Voice Of the People. Some perfectly fine letters are not used simply because we don’t have the space....
  • Restaurants 2013: Sales to exceed $660 billion, challenges loom

    Restaurants 2013: Sales to exceed $660 billion, challenges loom
    The American restaurant industry is headed into a year full of obstacles, including health coverage costs related to "Obamacare," employee turnover, rising food costs and weak consumer spending. Still, the National Restaurant Assn. predicts that the...
  • Obama offers Republicans a choice: My way or the highway

    Letter writer Thad Paulhamus claims that House Speaker John Boehner wants a compromise where President Barack Obama cedes 100 percent on the so-called fiscal cliff issue ("Boehner's version of compromise: You give 100 percent, I give nothing," Dec. 5). My...
  • Not waiting for fiscal cliff fix, IRS posts 1040 for 2012

    It appears that the IRS isn't waiting for a solution to the fiscal cliff. The agency's website posted a 1040 Form for 2012 that contains several "reserved" lines that can be filled in later if Congress and the White House come to a compromise on taxes....
  • When government does things better than private enterprise

    When government does things better than private enterprise
    Budget discussions in Washington these days always seem to deteriorate into arguments over what government is supposed to do for its citizens, and what should be left aside. Is the reach of government strictly defined in the Constitution? Or tradition?...
  • State leaders urged to raise money for roads, transit

    Business leaders and county officials are urging the governor and General Assembly to increase Maryland's gas tax or find another way to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for road and transit projects — even in the face of public opposition....
  • Transportation summit pushes for new revenue

    Business leaders, elected officials and transportation advocates gathered in Annapolis Wednesday to push Gov. Martin O’Malley and the General Assembly to take action next year to raise vital revenue for the state’s roads, bridges and transit...