Tag Archives: Fiscal Cliff

Where Are You Going?

As the temper tantrums and recriminations fly back and forth in Washington on the fiscal cliff I have to say that I am, despite my low expectations, still amazed at what is nothing short of group dysfunction in American government. … Continue reading

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Holiday Cliff Diving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. As we prepare for the New Year let us return once more to the dreaded “fiscal cliff”, which is being dealt with in Washington at quite a leisurely pace. As … Continue reading

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Why Can't a Deal be Made? Watch This Video.

As you wonder what happened to John Boehner in his caucus just watch this video. Rep. Tim Huelskamp went on Morning Joe this morning and essentially said that there is no compromise to be had. How do you deal with … Continue reading

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Boehner's Bluff

Just when it looked like there might be some movement towards a fiscal cliff deal, with the President and Speaker engaging in a good negotiating give and take, the Speaker has once again blanched, threatening to go with “plan B”. … Continue reading

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The Essential Republican (Boehner) Dilemma

Republicans in Congress find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. As the President digs in on the issue of tax rates for the top 2% of earners the Republican Party seems to be imploding, unable to make … Continue reading

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Negotiating Towards the Cliff

As someone who predicted a month ago that we would go over the “fiscal cliff”, and also that the debt ceiling introduction would complicate the negotiations you might expect that after yesterdays rhetoric I would be here saying I told … Continue reading

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Two Stepping to the Cliff

The issues involved in the so called “fiscal cliff” have been written about ad infinitum. With the first general meeting held at the White House and all coming out spouting optimistic platitudes the level of optimism has gone way up. … Continue reading

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