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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Marylanders make financial moves to protect against 'fiscal cliff'

    Some citizens aren't waiting to find out if the White House and Republicans in Congress will be able to reach a last-minute deal to pull the country away from the "fiscal cliff." They are selling securities while capital gains tax rates are still low...
  • 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...
  • Keep Social Security out of the 'fiscal cliff' debate

    Keep Social Security out of the 'fiscal cliff' debate
    We are now hurtling toward the so-called fiscal cliff, a package of automatic tax increases and spending cuts for 2013 designed to stampede Congress and the president into a "grand bargain" on deficit reduction, to include new revenues (translation:...
  • Fiscal cliff looms over governor's talk with Busch, Miller

    The prospect that the federal government could go over the so-called "fiscal cliff" is hanging over many of the decisions that must be made on Maryland's tax and spending plans, the leaders of the General Assembly said after meeting Thursday with 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...
  • On taxes, Republicans discover the problem with "Never ever, ever, ever ..."

    On taxes, Republicans discover the problem with "Never ever, ever, ever ..."
    A few words to ponder as we sail toward the fiscal cliff. Those words would be: "That was then, this is now." Strip away the false piety and legalistic hair splitting offered by Republican lawmakers rationalizing their decision to abandon a pledge...
  • A Washington poker game with $16 trillion in the pot

    A Washington poker game with $16 trillion in the pot
    Every kid knows that falling off a cliff is never good, but what about a "fiscal cliff" — how would that feel? Americans may indeed find out, if Congress is unable to pass a budget plan prior to Jan. 1. So, what's at stake if such an event occurs?...
  • 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....
  • 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' 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...
  • 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...