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About That Fiscal Cliff

wmou Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:53 PM
Let's avoid fiscal disaster and balance the budget. That would send DC politicians into a panic.
OneForFreedom Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:57 PM
How can it be done without DC politicians' help? Aside from everyone going Galt, I don't see how Congress can be forced to balance the budget.
wmou Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 1:09 PM
I'm hoping for gridlock. It worked when clinton was president.
SMyles Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 1:15 PM
going Galt. That's pretty much what I've done to the degree that I can. People want stuff and/or have families to care for so that makes it hard to go Galt. But little steps are good and help too. Simply doing things to become more self reliant is a good start. Then barter as much as possible.
Yikes, we're headed toward a fiscal cliff! It will crush the economy! Or so the media and politicians tell us.

The "cliff" is a series of tax increases and budget cuts that automatically go into effect Jan. 1 unless Congress acts.

Will Congress act?

It will! I see the future: The politicians will meet and fret and hold press conferences and predict disaster. Then they'll reach a deal.

It will just postpone the reckoning, but they'll congratulate themselves, and the media will move on.

America, however, continues to go broke.

"They're not going to admit that we're bankrupt, and they won't...