A plunge over the federal “fiscal cliff” may sound like a terrifying risk for many state officials anxiously watching as Washington struggles to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to start with the new year. Yet their greatest angst may stem not from the potential loss of billions of dollars, but the confusion surrounding it all.
The president would do much better by staying in Washington, D.C. where the action is rather than taking a road tour-styled trip to talk to the American people. In D.C., he actually would be talking to the people who are going to make the decision with him.
Republicans built a trap for themselves, having for years passed bills with highly unpopular cuts and little public notice. Now Republicans will take the blame if we go over the fiscal cliff.
Among those hoping the country doesn’t go over the so-called fiscal cliff are educators who fear the automatic budget cuts in sequestration would cost thousands of jobs.
What will the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ mean for your pocketbook? Tonight, the Bach Society of St. Louis will be performing at their Christmas Candlelight Concert.
Charlie talks with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jon Meacham; with Major Kendall Matthews of the Salvation Army; with Damian Paletta, Wall Street Journal writer about the fiscall cliff; and with Dr. Amy Greenberg about Ulysses S. Grant and the Mexican War.
With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.
Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.
Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.
Joins other small business owners at White House meeting