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Fiscal Cliff Talks Not Going Well So Far

tripl-e Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:08 PM
The 'big tax' states pay much more than their own freight. New Jersey residents get $0.55 back for every dollar they send to DC. Those 'low tax' red states get back more, much more, than they contribute to the federal leviathan. Mr. Lane's logic is twisted.
upwithRomney Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 3:25 PM
No, he is right. There was an analysis of the amount of money that states receive compared to what they send to the federal govt and the three biggest returns on investment (federal money v. federal taxes) were Florida, Missisiippi, and Texas. I say, let em secede.
Birdman III Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:14 PM
I have a great idea... Let's all secede and stop the Federal Leviathan in its tracks.
Smitty41inPB Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:12 PM

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.