fiscal cliff

Another View: Obama tax increase will hurt the middle class

To understand the federal budget mess and the so-called fiscal cliff, it’s important to remember three numbers: 39, 37 and 64. Thirty-nine percent is the combined increase ...

Stocks soar on budget deal, but problems lurk

NEW YORK (AP) — The "fiscal cliff" compromise, even with all its chaos, controversy and unresolved questions, was enough to ignite the stock market on Wednesday, th ...

Congress staves off fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle clas ...

Reader input: Dump the blame game players

What this country sorely needs is (drum roll) a two-party system — a true, authentic two-party system. Where are the true leaders of the Republican Party — the intellig ...

Reader input: Recall them all after fiscal cliff fiasco

What was allowed to happen last night at midnight was unimaginable and unconscionable. To allow radical politics on both sides to have that kind of influence and power over governm ...

Not solved yet: GOP wants more cliff spending cuts

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting ...

Bill to avert fiscal cliff heads to House

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Squarely in the spotlight, House Republicans were deciding their next move Tuesday after the Senate overwhelmingly approved compromise legislation n ...

Reader Input: ‘Fiscal cliff’ mere speed bump

Much has been said about the “fiscal cliff” on Jan. 1; however, the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff” will be a speed bump compared to the real fiscal cliff. This is ...

It’s politics first, country second

The fiscal cliff inexorably approaches. One reason a compromise solution wasn’t reached is the “Hastert Rule.”  This rule allowed a few GOP representatives i ...

Reader Input: GOP promotes a better plan

Re: “GOP issues a new ‘fiscal cliff’ offer to Obama,” Journal, Dec. 4: I feel as if the GOP’s and the Democrats have been arguing forever about the ...