RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Fiscal Cliff (2013)

A collection of news and information related to Fiscal Cliff (2013) published by this site and its partners.

Top Fiscal Cliff (2013) Articles

Displaying items 121-132
  • Obama's win still leaves federal workers on defense

    Their star quarterback remains on the field, but federal employee unions will continue to play defense in Congress. Labor leaders cheered the re-election of President Barack Obama, yet with no significant congressional changes — particularly in the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maryland budget forecast brightens

    Maryland budget forecast brightens
    After years of budgetary gloom and shortfalls in the billions of dollars, Maryland's fiscal forecasters offered lawmakers a brighter outlook Tuesday, saying the state's operating budget could be just $27 million in the red next fiscal year. Top fiscal...
  • Md. should go slow on mandatory sick leave

    Most of us likely take paid sick leave for granted. It accumulates over time, and we dip into the account when there's an injury or illness that prevents us from going to work, whether for a day or, as in the case of a serious malady, for much longer....
  • Obama talks tough on taxes, fiscal cliff

    Obama talks tough on taxes, fiscal cliff
    Anyone who wondered whether a vote for President Barack Obama meant something should have been reassured by his performance in today's news conference. In the central issue that faces the country right now, whether the resolution to the so-called fiscal...
  • Who's afraid of a fiscal cliff?

    Let the taxes go up on January 1. The country will survive. Worse things happened. After all, Democrats and Republicans voted for the sunset on the Bush tax cuts, and the president signed the bill. The rich will continue to find a way to avoid taxes. Mitt...
  • Rawlings-Blake meets with Biden, Pelosi about 'fiscal cliff' impact on Baltimore

    Rawlings-Blake meets with Biden, Pelosi about 'fiscal cliff' impact on Baltimore
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and 13 other mayors on Thursday met with Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other high-ranking federal officials in Washington D.C. to discuss the impact of the looming "fiscal cliff" on their...
  • 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...
  • Hunting for savings in military spending

    A pair of reports critical of military spending — on items as diverse as health care and dried meat — are part of the latest round of scrutiny of the Defense Department's budget as the fiscal cliff approaches. The nonpartisan Congressional...
  • Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's career in Congress comes to a close

    Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's career in Congress comes to a close
    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett began his unsuccessful campaign for another term with an unusual meeting: a one-on-one chat over dinner with his Democratic rival. Bartlett and his challenger, John Delaney, met alone for two hours in a Frederick restaurant...
  • 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...