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Fixing the Fiscal Cliff Will Hasten Entitlement Crisis

Carlos7 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:49 PM
It would sicken the average white person ... To know that 'thousands' of Detroit Union workers are eligible for numerous "Free Stuff" handouts ... just because they live in a particular zip code. Even a Detroiter earning $100,000 per year will receive free school lunches for his children. The "Free Stuff" can include: Furnace repair/replacement, doors/windows/locks, roofs, painting, car repairs. But ... only if you know how to find it :-)
The coming fiscal cliff's mix of tax hikes and spending cuts are projected to seriously hamper economic growth over the next two years, and Congressional leaders would be wise to negotiate fixes for the problems. One of the more popular potential fixes, however, is only going to hasten the coming entitlement crisis by worsening the finances of Social Security.

A one-year extension of the employee-side payroll tax cut was passed in December of 2011. It's scheduled to lapse along with the other fiscal cliff policies in 2012. This is a particularly popular tax cut because it goes by and large...