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Fiscal Cliff Talks Not Going Well So Far

Pistol Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 11:06 AM
This is certainly what he did on the last question of raising the debt ceiling. Now again we have come up to the can where they kicked it down the road. The fiscal cliff certainly will not help, but the exploding debt, and lack of funding for social security and medicare are the real problems. Nobody is even mentioning them, let alone proposing some way to prevent the financial chaos they will cause under the current funding method.

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but fiscal cliff discussion between Republicans and Democrats has already started and will continue after the Holiday weekend. As you can imagine things aren't going so well, which means we are more likely to see some kind of deal not in the next couple weeks, but just before or on Christmas.

The opening round of negotiations this week between White House and senior GOP congressional staffers left both sides pessimistic about their ability to reach a quick deal on averting the fiscal cliff, according to sources familiar with the talks.