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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Md. employers add 22,000 jobs in 2012

    Md. employers add 22,000 jobs in 2012
    Maryland gained about 22,000 jobs in 2012, the smallest annual increase since the recession, underscoring the challenges facing the state in a year dominated by the federal budget and the collapse of a major employer. U.S. Department of Labor estimates...
  • For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls

    For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls
    It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama's agreement to keep...
  • A roadmap for Obama's second term

    A roadmap for Obama's second term
    When President Barack Obama addresses the nation Monday in his second inaugural address, he will have an opportunity to lay out a broad and ambitious agenda for his next four years in office. But how much of it he will actually be able to accomplish may...
  • Military spending is bankrupting the country

    Military spending is bankrupting the country
    The endless chatter about the "fiscal cliff" has avoided any serious consideration of military spending as a major cause of our difficulties ("Just say no to financial insanity," Jan. 16). Defense appropriations are $525 billion for 2013 — 57...
  • Americans better off without milk subsidy

    A frequent bugaboo of the fiscal cliff debacle was the "milk cliff" — the threat of milk price doubling if Congress failed to extend dairy subsidies. Parents were expected to forgo other necessities because their children "had to have milk."...
  • End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all

    End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all
    Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...
  • Obama economics: More government means more growth

    Obama economics: More government means more growth
    There is an old but rejuvenated movement in the country these days. It's a far-left take on Keynesian economics: a school of thought intent on raising taxes and expanding the public sector — as a way to jump-start the economy. Yes, you read that...
  • Debt ceiling fight is needed to rein in spending

    Debt ceiling fight is needed to rein in spending
    Your view of the debt ceiling crisis has a lot of merit, except that the current administration (and, to some extent, the last one as well) has shown no inclination to manage the finances of this country in a responsible manner ("Just say no to...
  • Shortchanging the children

    Shortchanging the children
    America's children seem to be shortchanged on almost every issue we face as a society. Not only are we failing to protect our children from deranged people wielding semi-automatic guns, we're not protecting them from poverty. The rate of child poverty...
  • Raze the debt ceiling

    Raze the debt ceiling
    The announcement that House Speaker John Boehner has offered to take the debt ceiling off the table in the current "fiscal cliff" negotiations is, in one sense, a welcome development. If the Senate agrees, we will temporarily be spared the sort of...
  • Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality

    Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality
    President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it. Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
  • Gas tax gets a second look

    Gas tax gets a second look
    Anyone who believes that political stalemate over raising taxes or a preference for deferring hard choices were problems unique to Congress has probably never been to Annapolis. Even when one party dominates both chambers, as the Democrats do in the...