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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Obama's debt-ceiling strategy could put the squeeze on GOP

    Obama's debt-ceiling strategy could put the squeeze on GOP
    A week before his inauguration, President Barack Obama said he wouldn't negotiate with Republicans over raising the federal debt limit. At an unexpected news conference Jan. 14, the president asserted that he won't trade cuts in government spending in...
  • The end of steelmaking but not of Sparrows Point

    The end of steelmaking but not of Sparrows Point
    The great steel mill of Sparrows Point is gone, and it's never coming back. Local, state and federal officials, along with union leaders, made a valiant attempt to find a new operator who would restart production there, but it was not to be. The plant's...
  • Alternatives to the 'fiscal cliff'

    Op-ed contributor E Dee Monnen explains how the rich not only are "job creators" but engines of economic "growth" as well ("How taxing the rich hurts all of us," Dec. 12). Never mind that the jobs are likely low-wage, part-time with no benefits. The...
  • Five questions for ... Robin McKinney

    Five questions for ... Robin McKinney
    This is the busiest time of year for Robin McKinney. McKinney is the director and co-founder of the Maryland Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) Campaign, which provides free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income households in the state....
  • Higher taxes better than higher debt

    Higher taxes better than higher debt
    American workers got an unpleasant surprise this month when they received their first paychecks of 2013. The typical full-time worker, who earns about $40,145 a year, found that his two-week paycheck was $30 lighter than his last check of 2012. The lost...
  • Marylanders brace for taxes as part of 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Marylanders brace for taxes as part of 'fiscal cliff' deal
    Regardless of whether the president and Congress strike a deal or take the nation headfirst over the "fiscal cliff," federal taxes for some Marylanders will increase next year — and under some scenarios the pain could be worse than in other states....
  • What might have been: Life under President Romney

    What might have been: Life under President Romney
    News flash: President Romney and congressional leaders met today to review the terms of the recently concluded fiscal cliff deal wherein the Bush tax cuts were extended by four years, the corporate income tax rate was reduced from 35 percent to 25...
  • 2012 in review

    2012 in review
    It won't take much more than a few minutes into the new year to see the impact of the old one, with Baltimore's City Hall opening at midnight to begin performing same-sex marriages under a law that takes effect on Jan. 1. But if the state's newly...
  • Republicans won't be the only ones blamed if we go over the fiscal cliff

    We are accustomed to the opprobrium columnist Thomas Schaller heaps on all things Republican. However, his most recent rant on who's to blame for the fiscal cliff deserves further reflection ("Crisis they created catches up with Republicans," Dec. 12)....
  • A weak Boehner is bad for the GOP, Obama and America

    A weak Boehner is bad for the GOP, Obama and America
    Only a few days into the new year, the Grand Old Party has a huge political hangover from the events that rang in the tidings of 2013. First came the escape from the fiscal cliff that saw its speaker of the House, John Boehner, embarrassed by his flock'...
  • 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-...