Nov
13

Cliff-Hanger

Washington will not solve the Fiscal Cliff during the lame duck session of Congress. Rather, they’ll pass a stop-gap measure raising the debt ceiling and more importantly giving themselves more time to pass revenue-positive tax reform, consisting of broadening the tax base and lowering marginal tax rates. As now structured the Cliff mixes about $4 in tax hikes for each $1 in spending cuts; minimally, it must be balanced.

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