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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • The GOP's cynical debt limit ploy

    The GOP's cynical debt limit ploy
    With President Barack Obama holding his ground on tax increases for the wealthy, congressional Republicans appear intent to make a tactical retreat from the fiscal cliff to an issue where they believe they have more leverage: the nation's debt ceiling....
  • The year that was in politics

    The year that was in politics
    It would be nice to feel, after one of the most costly and abrasive presidential campaigns in our nation's history, that the fog has cleared from the miasma of the year 2012, revealing bright prospects for a better 2013. It would also be nice to know that...
  • Tea party down but not out

    Tea party down but not out
    Reports of the death of the tea party are greatly exaggerated. For about two years now, certain observers have been declaring the demise of this insurgent tendency within the Republican Party. However, despite recent headlines, we should expect to...
  • A calamity in the making for Maryland's economy

    A calamity in the making for Maryland's economy
    The spending cuts associated with the impending fiscal cliff — known more technically as sequestration — hold potentially ominous consequences for the U.S. economy, and for Maryland in particular, if the White House and Congress cannot...
  • Investment outlook for 2013 clouded by uncertainty

    Usually by early December, investment professionals have mapped out their outlook for the next year. But such forecasting has been made difficult by the "fiscal cliff" — the confluence of spending cuts and higher taxes that kick in automatically...
  • Sticking it to the rich won't solve our debt and deficit problems

    President Barack Obama's views on avoiding the "fiscal cliff," which The Sun endorses, will neither solve our huge debt problem nor help our economy ("On the brink of the 'fiscal cliff,'" Dec. 6). We have an immense federal deficit and debt problem that...
  • Fiscal cliff compromise signals trouble

    Fiscal cliff compromise signals trouble
    When push came to shove, Republicans and Democrats came together for a last-minute bi-partisan compromise on the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that would have plunged the nation back into recession. The...
  • Sequestration cuts would embolden Iran to build the bomb

    While many have persuasively argued that the fiscal cliff defense cuts would hurt innovation and slow our economic recovery, few offer concrete examples of how these catastrophic cuts would endanger our national security. Iran's drive to acquire nuclear...
  • Fiscal cliff talks show Washington's dysfunctional political culture

    Teen-age letter-writer Emma Zyriek's take on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations could not have been more to the point ("On eve of fiscal cliff, Congress acts like squabbling children," Dec. 29). It would be a great thing if this letter could be printed...
  • Bipartisan Maryland leaders advocate for debt solution

    They haven't solved the nation's fiscal crisis yet, but an advocacy group forming Monday in Maryland already has accomplished another political miracle: bringing together the operatives of Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Republican Gov....
  • Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, sends it to House

    Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, sends it to House
    Hours before a midnight deadline Monday, the White House reached a tentative deal with Congress to stop an enormous tax hike for all but the wealthiest households and to postpone for two months tough decisions on how to cut federal spending. After a rare...
  • O'Malley excoriates Republicans over 'fiscal cliff' fall

    Far be it from Gov. Martin O'Malley to take a "pox on both their houses" approach. In an interview Monday night, Maryland's Democratic governor pinned the blame for the federal government's tumble over the so-called "fiscal cliff" squarely on...