In response to:

Now It's Time for the Entitlement Cliff

laurence32 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 2:43 PM
Surely it's obvious that our government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich, a caretaker, socialist regime, is on the way to totally replacing the original Constitutional Republic plan. It's the same old class warfare that honest history books depict. But we, the people, do have internet communication as long as we can keep it.

As the clock winds down on 2012, the Fiscal Cliff is all anyone seems capable of discussing. Right now it appears that some sort of narrow deal has just emerged that will include raising tax rates on family income over $450,000 a year, increasing the estate tax rate, extending unemployment benefits for one year, and delaying spending cuts.

But the prospect of higher taxes and the great uncertainty that has surrounded this fiscal fiasco has been acting like sand in the gears of the complex but sputtering U.S. economy. If additional taxes are not matched by real cuts in government...