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Should the Congress take up wheeling dealing on the Fiscal Cliff end December ra

  1. Prakash Dighe profile image82
    Prakash Digheposted 5 years ago

    Should the Congress take up wheeling dealing on the Fiscal Cliff end December rather than now?

    If a deal is to be reached on the Fiscal Cliff by year end, it would mean some compromise by both the political parties, with some loss of face on their part. Rather than waste their time and our money on the haggling that is currently going on, does it make more sense for the Congressmen to break now for Christmas and meet end December to hammer our a Deal, so that they can satisfy their supporters that they did not compromise till the last possible moment?

  2. hockey8mn profile image74
    hockey8mnposted 5 years ago

    No.  I remember watching an interview of a Congressmen in which he was talking about the seriousness of this fiscal cliff and how no compromise was close.  He then went on to say we will get back at it after the Thanksgiving break.  I don't think so.  Could you imagine telling your boss that you will finish the work after a break?  Enough of the partisan crap and get the job done.  No more blaming the other party.  It doesn't matter because with no compromise, everyone loses.

    1. Prakash Dighe profile image82
      Prakash Digheposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I believe they feel compelled to strike a deal - the people would hate the uncertainty to continue. This has gone on too long and "going over the cliff" would not help either party - I hope I'm right!

    2. hockey8mn profile image74
      hockey8mnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I hope so too.

  3. Attikos profile image81
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    People can't make financial planning decisions until they know what next year's tax rules will be. Delaying a settlement until the end of December will hurt, among other things, charitable contributions. The political impasse is affecting those matters.

    What we have is a looming train wreck stupidly set up and obtusely preserved by Washington. Both parties bear equal responsibility. If you want to know who is part of the problem instead of a solution, watch for those blaming the other side while  claiming their own is the reasonable, balanced one. May all the bleating, blind sheep in the partisan pasture end up in the stew pot they so richly deserve.

    1. Prakash Dighe profile image82
      Prakash Digheposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can sense the frustration and anger that you are experiencing right now at what's happening in Washington, and both the parties do not deserve any sympathy. But even though I believe they would strike a deal, it would only be at the last moment.

 
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