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Now It's Time for the Entitlement Cliff

Stanpauley Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:32 AM
While I agree in principal with your comment, I still wonder what people would think of receiving social security payments UNTIL they receive back what they put in plus some amount of interest for the time their money was invested much like an investment. Call it forced savings. Of course, under this plan, many would not get much back.

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...