fiscal cliff

While Washington has been teetering on the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a new book suggests better ways exist to manage the nation’s affairs. “The Parties Versus the People” by former Oklahoma Congressman Mickey Edwards points out that the Founding Fathers were generally opposed to political parties. They felt that factionalism would be the undoing of the [...]

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To the Editor: There is so much bemoaning by the GOP about the fiscal cliff and constant reiteration of jobs and the economy. First of all, the GOP created this fiscal cliff as a stick it to the Democrats move, and now it is backfiring on them. This clearly shows that the GOP cannot govern, [...]

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When backed against a cliff, there are numerous thoughts that might go through one’s mind: “How did I get into this situation? Could I survive the fall? Could I recover if I were to tumble over the edge?” Those questions, and many others, are undoubtedly being asked by members of Congress and the president as [...]

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