The problem is that both sides want to "win" even if that means we plunge head firstover that in a fiery crash. Bottom line is we have to make cuts to just about everything, including the sacred cows, and raise taxes. Neither is popular, so nothing will get done. I suggest everyone buy some stock in BBQ sauce and sunscreen. It's gonna be a bumpy ride.
Unions are killing American jobs. What's your opinion on this?
"I sure hope that's not whats being planned, but it wouldn't surprise me".
I will be surprised if anything other than exactly that happens.
We have strayed so far from the constitution and ceased to function as our founding fathers intended that total collapse seems inevitable to me.
The Republicans won't give up anything regarding defense and the Democrats won't give up anything regarding welfare.
Together they have given us the worst government that we have ever had I think for close to thirty years now.
What frustrates me the most is that the effects of the fiscal cliff will not be borne by the people that are failing to stop it. Their wallets will continue to runneth over while we search for any means possible to get by. I wish there was some way for me to stop paying taxes of any kind until they demostrate the ability to spend effectively. It is so ironic that we pay congress to take even more money out of our pockets. So far the obama camp solution is to tax the higher earners. I am in no danger of being that entity as I venture to say that al lot of us are not part of that demographic eithier. which leads me to pose the question, Is this the big answer to avoid that plunge? Lest we not forget that "entitilement" program fleecing. Ironically the programs that are being considered are programs that tax payers contribute to.
All programs that the taxpayer is vested in finacialy unlike welfare and like social programs that are financed with the money that is proposed to be reduced to actual contributers. Its a crime that we all are about to be victom to. The coup de gras being that the legislators that failed to pass anything viable are not affected.
Fox news on Obama Care taxes according to the IRS.