Tag: Fiscal cliff

Common Cents

Keeping the Public In the Dark

Our elected politicians are currently sparring over tax rates and spending cuts to avoid something popularly called “the fiscal cliff,” as we head into 2013. If the two sides can’t reach a conclusion, all the so-called…

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Common Cents for December 7th 2012

All the debate over the fiscal cliff has masked some real problems in our nation’s economy. We are so focused on short-term economic growth, you could argue we are failing to see the forest for the…

Thought Leadership

Should Washington focus more on raising taxes or cutting spending to deal with the deficit? Washington will not be able to balance its budget by cutting spending alone. It will not be able to do so…

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Common Cents for November 16th 2012

The election is finally over, and the market has fallen apart since. What in the world is that all about? Aren’t stocks supposed to rally after a Presidential election? If so, why is this time different…

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Common Cents for October 28th 2012

By now, you have probably heard something about the so-called ‘fiscal cliff,’ which we are due to fall off on January 1, 2013. Simply put, taxes are set to increase, and mandatory government spending cuts are…