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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • 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' 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...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday
    WEATHER: Sunny, with highs in the mid-30s and sub-freezing wind chills. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS 'Fiscal cliff' deal approved, avoiding tax increases and spending cuts: A bipartisan plan to avoid...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...