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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Fiscal cliff talks show Washington's dysfunctional political culture

    Teen-age letter-writer Emma Zyriek's take on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations could not have been more to the point ("On eve of fiscal cliff, Congress acts like squabbling children," Dec. 29). It would be a great thing if this letter could be printed...
  • Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, sends it to House

    Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, sends it to House
    Hours before a midnight deadline Monday, the White House reached a tentative deal with Congress to stop an enormous tax hike for all but the wealthiest households and to postpone for two months tough decisions on how to cut federal spending. After a rare...
  • O'Malley excoriates Republicans over 'fiscal cliff' fall

    Far be it from Gov. Martin O'Malley to take a "pox on both their houses" approach. In an interview Monday night, Maryland's Democratic governor pinned the blame for the federal government's tumble over the so-called "fiscal cliff" squarely on...
  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal approved, avoiding tax increases, spending cuts

    'Fiscal cliff' deal approved, avoiding tax increases, spending cuts
    A bipartisan plan to avoid federal spending reductions and tax increases that would hit Maryland especially hard won final approval Tuesday night in the House of Representatives even as outside groups warned that the bill would simply delay difficult...
  • Fiscal cliff deal won't end war between Democrats, Republicans

    Fiscal cliff deal won't end war between Democrats, Republicans
    "It's not all I would have liked," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking of the deal on the fiscal cliff, "so on to the debt ceiling." For Republicans, the battle over the fiscal cliff is only a prelude to the coming battle...
  • Fiscal cliff deal: You call this a 'balanced approach'?

    Now that Congress has passed a bill to avoid the fiscal cliff, we see what Democrats mean by "a balanced approach" to deficit reduction ("House passes 'cliff' bill,'" Jan. 2). The measure includes $41 in tax hikes for every $1 in spending reductions. We...
  • High earner? Here's how the 'fiscal cliff' deal affects you

    High earner? Here's how the 'fiscal cliff' deal affects you
    For better or worse, Marylanders may be more affected by the fiscal cliff tax deal than residents in other parts of the country. Maryland is one of the wealthiest states, and its residents have the nation's highest median income. That means they likely...
  • GOP's refusal to compromise will push us over the fiscal cliff

    Republican House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor argues that there is no mandate for raising taxes on millionaires ("Boehner sees jumping off point for 'fiscal cliff' talks," Nov. 8). Never mind that polls show that a majority of Americans and even a...
  • Debt cliff ahead?

    Debt cliff ahead?
    With the fiscal cliff surmounted, at least temporarily, a new Congress sworn in and Republicans licking their self-inflicted wounds, it is tempting to theorize that a new political reality has taken hold in the nation's capital — one where the...
  • Now, how about that spending?

    I take exception to your last sentence in The Sun's editorial on the fiscal cliff resolution that it "sets the stage for more Republican gamesmanship..." ("Trouble ahead," Jan. 2). President Barack Obama has been hammering on taxing the successful...
  • Fiscal cliff is a game of economic chicken -- and the Democrats can't blink first

    Fiscal cliff is a game of economic chicken -- and the Democrats can't blink first
    With the election behind us, I had hoped our politicians would get beyond games of chicken. No such luck. First, you need to understand that the upcoming game of chicken isn't about how much or when we cut the budget deficit, or even whether the upcoming...
  • Delaney, state's newest congressman, starts term

    Delaney, state's newest congressman, starts term
    Maryland's newest member of the House of Representatives, Democrat John Delaney, was sworn into office Thursday amid a flurry of symbolism and celebration but also apprehension over issues left unresolved by the last Congress. The Potomac banker, who...