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Fiscal Cliff Notes

Doug5049 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 11:08 AM
I said come to ME and pay in 1964 quarters. I'll sell you a gallon for each 1964 quarter. The doofus working behind the counter at a gas station knows nothing of the content of old quarters, so no, you can't pay directly at the pump. You can go to any coin shop and get $6 (a little less actually; they want to make a profit), and then you can usu that $6 to buy gas. But my offer still stands: a quarter a gallon, as long as the quarters are pre-1965. Check out what 1964 quarters are selling for on eBay, and then tell me they're worth the same as 2012 quarters.

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...