Because there are 24 hours in each day, with hour and half-hour reports broadcast from radio stations from coast to coast, commentators are able to say the words “fiscal cliff” at least 48 times every day.
by Walt Osterman:
"Of course we all know why we are facing a fiscal cliff: The rich in our society do not pay their fair share of the tax burden. And, of course, the problem has nothing to do with out-of0control, totally irresponsible spending by Washington politIcians. Certainly not.
"If you are over the age of 10, you've probably been asked for money to help a friend make it through a tight spot. Because there were kids involved, you relented and gave the temporarily beleaguered party some of your hard-earned income.
"I have done it on more than a couple of occasions. One fellow took the money I had given him and went to a dog track. He bet on number 7, which was usually his lucky number, but it wasn’t so lucky on that occasion.
"Since you were kind enough to have been possibly the only person who helped out, the individual who asked for the initial gift returned to ask for another. Eventually, unless you had a burning desire to get another job or a second mortgage on your home, you had to tell the party to go somewhere else for assistance.
"Washington, D.C. is filled with politicians who rammed a bill named The Affordable Health Care Act through after making deals with Nebraska et al, that we find out is not so affordable. Whose fault is that? Why it’s the rich folks’ fault who don’t pay their fair share of taxes. On the contrary ..."