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Fiscal Cliff Notes

None1257 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 2:06 PM
If politicians knew for certain, that the vast majority of Americans do not believe them, would they say the things they say, or do they say the things they say because they know for a fact that a whole lot of Americans DO believe what they say? So, shouldn't the question be, why do so many Americans believe them?

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...