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How do you think that the Physical Cliff will affect you, the Government and the

  1. LAURENS WRIGHT profile image54
    LAURENS WRIGHTposted 5 years ago

    How do you think that the Physical Cliff will affect you, the Government and the economy?

    There is talk that the physical cliff has to come and that there has to be belt tightening, slashing of welfare programs and massive tax hikes.  What do you think that has to happen to save the economy, the government and get the budget controlled?

  2. Eric L. Andrews profile image56
    Eric L. Andrewsposted 5 years ago

    Cutting spending is the first priority and Americans have to learn, as previous generations did, that to survive into the future everyone is going to have to sacrifice.  We need to stop borrowing money from our enemies, and further the Federal Reserve must cease buying U.S. debt from the Treasury.  That is akin to our household paying the mortgage and car payments each month with a credit card and then getting another credit card when that one is maxed out.  Eventually the debt comes due.  Increased taxation upon the rich is fine (earners over $1 million per year), but if they are business owners they will simply lay off workers to reduce expenses.  I see it as more of a spending problem rather than taxation.  For our family, when the Bush tax cuts come off, we will see our federal tax obligation increase by over $300 a month.  So we will simply buy fewer goods and services, not that we do much currently.  Our economy will go into a second recession, and companies already began announcing layoffs right after Tuesday's election.  More and more will follow between now and the end of the year.  GDP is a complex formula but you must have increased employment, coupled with reduced government spending and higher tax revenue to grow the economy.  We simply are not doing that nor will do so going into 2013.  Even if the 'rich' (earners over $250K a year) see increased taxes subsequent to the Bush tax cuts coming off, I heard the other day by an economist that the additional revenue is only enough to fund the federal government for less than two weeks.  We are in a sad, sad financial mess.

    1. LAURENS WRIGHT profile image54
      LAURENS WRIGHTposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We are in a mess- In most households, everyone had to cut spending and tried to make ends meet, not spend and borrow more money to cover the present debts.  See:  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/how-man … r-lay-offs

    2. Attikos profile image79
      Attikosposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The demwits have adopted the illegal but politically convenient strategy of running the executive branch without a budget. They have refused to adopt one since 2009. That frees Obama from those pesky restraints of spending control. Forget cuts.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I think you mean FISCAL cliff...not "physical." Just sayin'.

    1. LAURENS WRIGHT profile image54
      LAURENS WRIGHTposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      http://damdems.wordpress.com/2012/07/28 … r-simpson/     Yes, I know that it is the fisical, meaning money, but Senator Simpson refers to it as an actual "Physical Cliff"--

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    VeronicaInspiresposted 5 years ago

    You mean, "fiscal" cliff? Well, Americans are going to be hit with the biggest tax cut in history and the government with deep spending cuts that potentially push the U.S. back into a recession (if we ever got out of it at all). In essence, if you think your paycheck is small now, wait until after this deal gets done, it's going to get even smaller!

 
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