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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • We all must be part of the fiscal cliff solution

    We all must be part of the fiscal cliff solution
    I am a military veteran, a local legislator and the CEO of a company that works with the Department of Defense. I deeply understand the virtue of sacrifice, the benefit of a hard-won compromise and the dire situation that our national debt and the "fiscal...
  • Global climate talks stall — again

    Global climate talks stall — again
    One can just imagine the future "Jeopardy" TV quiz show answer: The name of the international conference that took place in early December of 2012 that critics universally panned for accomplishing little despite overwhelming evidence of a global...
  • Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones

    Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones
    Two new movies, "Lincoln" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson," are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never been prefect human...
  • Obama should hold firm on higher taxes for the wealthy

    In addressing the so-called "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and deep spending cuts, President Obama needs to hold firm in letting the tax breaks for the wealthy expire ("Obama talks tough," Nov. 15). This is a matter of fairness on tax policy that he...
  • The other, more dangerous, cliffs

    The other, more dangerous, cliffs
    The "fiscal cliff" isn't nearly the biggest cliff we face -- if we're talking about dangerous precipices looming on the horizon. Here are three: The child poverty cliff. A staggering number of our children are impoverished. Between 2007 and 2011, the...
  • Jos. A. Bank stock downgraded by Zacks

    Jos. A. Bank stock downgraded by Zacks
    With Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. likely poised to announce year-end and fourth-quarter results this week, investors and analysts wonder just how bad it will be. So far this year, stock in the Hampstead-based men's apparel chain has sat out the stock...
  • Ending filibuster abuse

    Ending filibuster abuse
    The announcement last week that South Carolina's Jim DeMint is leaving his Senate seat to run the Heritage Foundation caused some in Washington to wishfully think that perhaps the move might usher in a more congenial, if not cooperative, outlook in the U....
  • Harford County anticipates impacts from sequester

    Harford County anticipates impacts from sequester
    Harford County, home to Aberdeen Proving Ground and the massive federal military and civilian workforce that comes with it, is bracing for automatic federal spending cuts – known as sequestration – which could have a ripple effect far beyond...
  • Obama offers Republicans a choice: My way or the highway

    Letter writer Thad Paulhamus claims that House Speaker John Boehner wants a compromise where President Barack Obama cedes 100 percent on the so-called fiscal cliff issue ("Boehner's version of compromise: You give 100 percent, I give nothing," Dec. 5). My...
  • More bogus budget cuts?

    More bogus budget cuts?
    I was surprised and pleased to see David Fahrenthold's article on the federal "cuts in spending" approved in 2011 ("'Smoke & mirrors,'" Feb. 24). I wished he would have pointed out the added smoke and mirrors that persists from this president. President...
  • Not waiting for fiscal cliff fix, IRS posts 1040 for 2012

    It appears that the IRS isn't waiting for a solution to the fiscal cliff. The agency's website posted a 1040 Form for 2012 that contains several "reserved" lines that can be filled in later if Congress and the White House come to a compromise on taxes....
  • Some in Laurel facing sequestration with optimism, others brace for trickle-down effect

    Some in Laurel facing sequestration with optimism, others brace for trickle-down effect
    When Congress and the White House failed to make a deal on budget cuts March 1, sequestration went into effect, requiring federal agencies to identify $85 billion in required cuts. The looming reductions, which will be spread across agencies —...