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  •  the media need to stop saying (7+ / 0-)

    "fiscal cliff" unless they explain what caused it

    The Republican Bush Tax Cuts which were never funded and were specifically set for 10 years to avoid having to deal with the debt explosion they will lead to if continued.

    •  Explain What Caused It? Hell Explain What ... (1+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis

      ... the hell it is!   I guarantee if they polled Americans what exactly the "Fiscal Cliff" is 80+% would say it means a drastic increase in the deficit.

      Poor man wants to be rich. Rich man wants to king. And the king ain't satisifed until he rules everything. B.Springsteen

      by howd on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 06:29:03 PM PST

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      •  when in fact it is the exact opposite (0+ / 0-)

        an increase in taxes and decreases in spending.

        Also, the spending cuts were agreed to by the Republicans in their zeal about the "deficit"

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