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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • A blueprint for a fiscal deal

    It seems to me that House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama can close the deal and avoid the "fiscal cliff" ("Progress elusive in fiscal talks," Dec. 14). The Republicans need to agree to increase the taxes for the wealthiest 2 percent while...
  • Republicans should try being unpredictable for a change

    President Barack Obama expects the Republicans to give into his tax-hike demands ("Progress elusive in fiscal talks," Dec. 14). "I'm pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle-class taxes hostage in trying to protect tax cuts for high-...
  • 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...
  • Congress must hold fast against Obama tax hikes

    President Barack Obama's fiscal cliff failure and his mismanagement of the budget plus his total failure to show any kind of leadership will cost the average American family over $2,200 more in taxes in 2013. This Obama plan must be stopped now at all...
  • As we head for the cliff, Congress throws Corzine a lifeline

    As we head for the cliff, Congress throws Corzine a lifeline
    In case anyone missed the news — and judging by the fact that there aren't angry mobs storming Washington, everyone missed the news — Congress recently absolved Jon Corzine of being criminally responsible for actions that "wiped out...
  • State lawmakers hopeful for city schools facilities plan

    State lawmakers hopeful for city schools facilities plan
    Lawmakers across Maryland lauded the Baltimore school system's ambitious $2.4 billion blueprint to shed underused school buildings and upgrade the most dilapidated ones — calling the plan a critical first step in securing financial backing from...
  • 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...
  • Tax hikes would harm Md. economy, White House report finds

    WASHINGTON -- Marylanders would spend nearly $3.9 billion less in 2013 if Congress fails to extend middle-class tax cuts, according to a report released Wednesday by the White House that is part of a broader campaign to influence fiscal cliff...
  • 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...
  • Obama's Susan Rice conundrum

    Obama's Susan Rice conundrum
    U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has become a willing pawn in Senate Republicans' efforts to force President Barack Obama into a costly and unnecessary fight over who will serve as his secretary of state when Hillary Clinton leaves that post in the new year....
  • Facing the fiscal cliff, Obama can't back down again

    Facing the fiscal cliff, Obama can't back down again
    As official Washington nervously ponders the approaching fiscal cliff and the potential economic chaos it entails, President Barack Obama faces a precipice of his own in the challenge of making use of his re-election victory. Unless he emerges from...
  • O'Malley touts Maryland's fight against climate change

    O'Malley touts Maryland's fight against climate change
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has urged President Obama to look to Maryland as a model for how government can fight climate change, while also appealing for federal help in his own quest to get wind turbines built off Ocean City. In a letter released Thursday...