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Fiscal Cliff Uncertainty Already Causing Economic Harm

Steve73 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 12:36 PM
The "fiscal cliff" isn't a problem, it is a symptom. The problem is Obama and all the rest of the statists who believe as he does, support him and voted for him. Electing Obama (and then re-electing him) was a catalyst/accelerator. We went over the fiscal cliff on election day 2008 . . . since then we've simply been flying in the air with no budget, a constipated economy, bad foreign policy and no directional control other than down. It is only a matter of time until we hit the bottom of the canyon and the only thing that will affect how hard we crash is how many times we bounce off the canyon walls on the way.
SuperSam Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:04 PM

Yes. The problem was started when the press ranted and raved at the GOP for doing the right thing; going after those who declared war on America and attacked our mainland on 9/11, and with full congressional approval v. what Owebummer is doing in a lot of places today, which is why they are blowing up in his face; Benghazi being a fine example. Congressional approval would have added some teamwork to the projects, but no, Mr. Go It Alone, and after ranting and raving at Bush - horrible.
While President Obama flies back to Washington in order to try to force Republicans to pass his fiscal cliff plan once again, forces are already at work causing real harm to the economy. And despite all this, there are some who think that going over the cliff is still worthwhile.

Ben Bernanke said that policy uncertainty, both about the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling, are already affecting private spending and investment.

Speaker John Boehner's "Plan B," which would have raised tax rates on some high-income Americans, was never brought up for a vote for the fear...