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What is so bad about going over the Fiscal Cliff?


Why are we pushing off the inevitable? The tax increases and spending cuts do exactly what we need...

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the CBO report added in the next breath, letting the policy changes take effect would actually “make the economy stronger later in the decade and beyond.” The reason: The tax hikes and spending cuts would reduce federal deficits, thus avoiding a dangerous surge in federal debt as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP).


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LSUAlum2001
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What is so bad about going over the Fiscal Cliff?


Nothing.







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macatak911
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I'm subscribed to the Ben stein model: "tax increases, spending decreases"

This accomplishes exactly that.






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Zach
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Double dip recession.
Taxes will increase for everyone except the 47 percent who don't pay taxes, and spending cuts will only be in military, which has already taken a huge cut under Obama.
My tax bill will go up 3K and I'm waaaay below 250K income.
But I have no problem with it. I'd gladly pay 3K to see another recession. Stuff is gonna get really cheap until the govt starts printing money.






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DallasTiger11
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re: What is so bad about going over the Fiscal Cliff?


Recession scare is the main worry of most I think. Honestly though, bring on the recession. I am ready for some intense pain now, instead of a dragging dull pain later.





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PigglyWiggly
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“make the economy stronger later in the decade and beyond.”


Politicians can only see as far as their next election.






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udtiger
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re: What is so bad about going over the Fiscal Cliff?


I've been saying this for weeks.





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llfshoals
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re: What is so bad about going over the Fiscal Cliff?


I'm all for it. It's like the difference between jumping off a 20 foot wall, which you can survive, but it'll hurt.

Beats hell out of that 100 foot drop that isn't that far ahead.






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KosmoCramer
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re: What is so bad about going over the Fiscal Cliff?


The Democrats will blame any short term negative financial news on the Republicans.

It would kill the GOP in the mid-term most likely.







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LSUgusto
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It would kill the GOP in the mid-term most likely.
Hard to say. I don't think most red states would suddenly back the party of a president who is presiding over a recession whose solution is even more tax hikes.






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LSUgusto
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Recession scare
I haven't fully recovered from the last one, so why not?






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Zed
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What is so bad about going over the Fiscal Cliff?
I'd be down with it if it weren't for the potential impact on the recovery. I'm not sure going over the cliff is something the GOP should want. If it really fricked the recovery, it could deny Obama a second term economic turnaround, but I doubt voters would appreciate it in 2014.






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BigJim
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Double dip recession.
Taxes will increase for everyone except the 47 percent who don't pay taxes, and spending cuts will only be in military, which has already taken a huge cut under Obama.
My tax bill will go up 3K and I'm waaaay below 250K income.
But I have no problem with it. I'd gladly pay 3K to see another recession. Stuff is gonna get really cheap until the govt starts printing money.


This. It will put us in a recession.

PLUS it doesn't address entitlements so you still won't have a long term fiscally stable situation.

It would be bad for everyone, but particularly bad for republicans: increased taxes, defense cuts, little entitlement change.

I am not sure why democrats don't want to go off the cliff.






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LSURussian
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Taxes will increase for everyone except the 47 percent who don't pay taxes

The Bush tax cuts removed 17 million taxpayers from having to pay taxes. If those cuts are reversed at least some of those persons will have to pay taxes again.






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LSUgusto
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particularly bad for republicans: increased taxes, defense cuts, little entitlement change.
So, it gives Democrats everything they want, and it's bad for Republicans.






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ZTiger87
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The tax increases and spending cuts do exactly what we need...


I'm confident taxes will be raised to an acceptable amount. I am not confident that spending will be cut by an acceptable amount. Hopefully it will be a step in the right direction.






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