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About That Fiscal Cliff

Arby Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 6:13 PM
I don't personally care if the tax rate rises for those making $250K. My tax rate won't rise. The tax rate WILL rise on people who own businesses and create jobs, thereby compelling those business owners NOT to expand their businesses and hire more people, thereby compelling unemployment rates to GO UP, thereby helping Barry Boy Obama to continue to fail. So the economy tanks. So unemployment is 9.8 percent or 10. 2 percent. So we all have to curtail our discretionary spending for another 4 years. It's just 4 more years of what we have already had -- and MAYBE it will help rid this country of the demonic democratic influence in Washington.
SMyles Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 6:23 PM
Based on history, what leads you to believe the republicans will do the right thing?
Yikes, we're headed toward a fiscal cliff! It will crush the economy! Or so the media and politicians tell us.

The "cliff" is a series of tax increases and budget cuts that automatically go into effect Jan. 1 unless Congress acts.

Will Congress act?

It will! I see the future: The politicians will meet and fret and hold press conferences and predict disaster. Then they'll reach a deal.

It will just postpone the reckoning, but they'll congratulate themselves, and the media will move on.

America, however, continues to go broke.

"They're not going to admit that we're bankrupt, and they won't...