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Fiscal Cliff Notes

aowyns Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 3:29 AM
I think that the government might also use these euphemisms mostly for themselves. They must grasp the fact that their actions are unfair and it probably causes a dissonance with their desire to make things fair. But sometimes I doubt that people can actually be THAT self-deluding and wonder if Liberal politicians really only care about gaining power at all costs.

Amid all the political and media hoopla about the "fiscal cliff" crisis, there are a few facts that are worth noting.

First of all, despite all the melodrama about raising taxes on "the rich," even if that is done it will scarcely make a dent in the government's financial problems. Raising the tax rates on everybody in the top two percent will not get enough additional tax revenue to run the government for ten days.

And what will the government do to pay for the other 355 days in the year?

All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting "the rich" to pay...