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The Coming Age of Austerity

kenneth416 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 1:53 PM
TheSlaondog, I agree that it would not be the end of the world is nothing is done about the "Fiscal Cliff." However, sequestration is certainly not the most efficient way to solve our problems, but spineless politicians, fearful of losing their cushy, powerful :"jobs" simply will not sit down with those on the other side and work out a solution with which we can bear.
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