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Fiscal Cliff Notes

Jeff2422 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:27 AM
You hit the nail on the head. The game is "power." The founders purposely diffused power knowing it has a corrupting influence no matter who has it. Over the years the lure of power has corrupted our system to what is now, a blackhole for sucking in our wealth, and thus the power of the people. Remember: "you didn't build that, someone else did." I am afraid it will take a second revolution by the people to take back the power and reestablish a diffusion of it as was intended.

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...