Hell no. It's all shibai, kabuki politics. Probably a dodge or blind for some other odious bill to pass on New Year's Eve. It's done every year's end when nobody is looking.
Congress passes bills like Bubba passes gas.
Ironically the fiscal cliff will cause arguments of both left and right to be implemented automatically. Both sides just can't stand that the other side will get some of their conditions. In a normal world this would be called a compromise.
When the cliff happens, taxes will revert to higher amounts taken from all tax payers. Also, automatic spending reductions will happen across the board.
Both factions are getting what they want except they can't stand the thought that the other side will also get what they want.
Personally I am sick and tired of watching our government acting like a bunch of spoiled brats arguing in their playpens. Sickens me.
It looks like we may have a short term deal, or band-aid, being ushered in in the nic of time...However, this really is only buying two months, but on a positive New Years Eve note, maybe this will help them "learn" to work together...and as Don pointed out, stop acting like spoiled brats:)
by John Coviello 5 years ago
Who Is Responsible For Lack of Fiscal Cliff Action?Since the Congress passes laws and the President just signs them, shouldn't Congress pass a law that averts the fiscal cliff and put the onus on the President to either sign it or veto it? That seems to be the best way to get some serious...
by Gemini Fox 5 years ago
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by Charles James 5 years ago
Well, we have survived Sandy and the 1st Blizzard of the season. In addition we have passed GO for Obama 2.0. In the slowly deflating wake of the housing crisis, bank bailout and steroid injection, the States now face the 2nd greatest hurdle of the century: The Fiscal Cliff. For those unaware this...
by Bruce 5 years ago
Is the Fiscal Cliff really a bad thing?I read somewhere that the fiscal cliff is really a fiscal hill and that even if we let all of the Bush era tax cuts expire and had all of the budget cuts of the sequestration, there would still be a 450 billion dollar deficit next year. What is the solution?
by Team Wiseman 5 years ago
How does the fiscal cliff effect me, the average American?
by Peeples 5 years ago
Will the fiscal cliff debate have any impact on the middle class?With all the talk and drama in government about the fiscal cliff all I hear about is rich people. Does the "fiscal cliff" impact anyone other than the rich?
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