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Fiscal Cliff Is Just a Speed Bump on the Road to a Real Crisis

jcherry Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 3:55 PM
Why does Boehner not simply withdraw from these so-very-public "negotiations", and simply send to the Senate a very lengthy series of bills, each addressing just one item? Send up a bill to address tax rates. Send up a bill to address the White House operating budget for 2013; a bill to address EPA operating budget for 2013; a series of bills for each of the many thousands of other items normally addressed in an omnibus bill. Force the opposition to deal individually, and publicly, with all the contentious and banal details of operating the Federal government. Quit playing the President's game, and start pitching your own.

I’m very concerned about both the fiscal cliff and its possible replacements. It will be bad news if we get an automatic tax hike on January 1, and it will be bad news if that tax increase is replaced by an even more odious plan concocted by the White House.

But the cliff is not our biggest fiscal problem.

Here’s some of what I wrote for today’s New York Post about the fiscal cliff, along with a warning that we have a much bigger problem down the road.

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