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Five Percent

karpe diem Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 11:53 AM
a 10% cut in spending. we read that every department, maybe almost, makes big parties at the end of the year to spend what is left of their annual budget so that next year's budget will not be cut. so smaller parties look good to me.

The good news about coming to the end of November is that we will soon embark on December meaning the clock will be clicking toward January by which time the Fiscal Cliff business will dealt with.

Until the long scythe of the grim reaper signals the looming end of 2012, the parties to a potential solution will spend as much time posturing in public as parleying in private.

I gotta tell you. I don't understand all this anyway. I know my taxes are going up next year - one way or another. My rates will rise, my deductions will...