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What's at Stake for the White House in the 'Fiscal Cliff' Fight? -- Fiscal Cliff Fix (VIDEO)


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, politics, government, congress, fiscal cliff, ethics, news, republicans, economy, americans )

Carrie
- 588 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza outlines the position of the White House in the fight over how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, the tax increases and spending cuts set to going into effect at the end of the year.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:54 pm
Thanks.
 

Jason S. (57)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:52 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

John B. (215)
Monday December 10, 2012, 8:04 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the video. I certainly hope Obama doesn't strike a deal with the congressional Republicans to curtail entitlements just to get the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes. Social Security and medicare should not be on the table what so ever. Viewed and noted.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:29 am
Thanks, even NPR recognizes out loud that Obama isn't doing his job on this issue. He has simply got to stop campaigning and get down to governing. He needs to address the more important spending part of the equation and not so much the revenue side. Increasing the age for Social Security and Medicare for those under 50 is reasonable as is increasing the FICA cap. Sure, taking care of the eldely is sacrosanct but these programs were designed when we all lived much shorter lives. Now we live longer and bear more long-term illnesses and thus costs to the system.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:26 pm
Noted. Cutting billions from the Pentagon, raising taxes on the wealthiest, cutting dirty oil subsidies, eliminating waste, fraud & abuse in gov't programs, getting rid of corporate loopholes, placing a Financial Transaction Tax on Wall St., and just entirely removing the cap on Soc. Sec. deducted from paychecks would go very far in reducing the debt. But, to get the economy really moving again, we need another huge stimulus program to create jobs....even bigger than the first one.
 
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