Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Lopsided Fiscal Cliff Deal: All Tax Hikes, No Spending Restraint

Republicans were just rolled – yet again. Throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, and up until New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama kept insisting that any solution to the U.S. “fiscal cliff” required what he called a “balanced approach” — meaning that forthcoming federal budget deficits should be narrowed partly by tax hikes (on “millionaires and billionaires”) and partly by spending restraints. Of course, we all know that Mr. Obama and the Democrats wanted only tax hikes, while the Republicans mainly wanted only spending restraint.

In the November election, we know Democrats won the White House, while the GOP won the House of Representatives. Thus a “balanced” result seemed justified. But instead, the so-called “fiscal cliff” deal that was struck last week in Washington, approved by the Senate (89-8) and House (257-167) alike, was lopsided: it entails all tax hikes (on the rich and middle class alike) and no spending restraint.

How can this be? Find out the rest of the story by visiting the original article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardsalsman/2013/01/08/the-lopsided-fiscal-cliff-deal-all-tax-hikes-no-spending-restraint/

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