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What Should Result From the Fiscal Cliff Debate?

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The fiscal cliff negotiations and the so-called grand bargain are worrying lawmakers, markets and taxpayers. Does the fiscal cliff have to be a nightmare scenario? What outcome would you like to see?


  • DH Fabian

    It’s too late to “avert the crisis.” The situation we have today didn’t suddenly sneak up on us. It was a step-by-step process that has been taking place right in front of us since the 1980s. The core agenda is very simple: Upward wealth redistribution. We’ve simply reached the point where the rich are doing to the middle class what the middle class already did to the poor. We can keep trying to put a bandaid on the wound that we’ve inflicted, attempting to delay the dread “fiscal cliff,” but it won’t stick.