Last Minute Talks as Country Moves Towards Fiscal Cliff

As clock ticks, US lawmakers seek fiscal cliff solution (via AFP)

With the clock ticking toward a New Year’s time bomb of huge tax increases and spending cuts, US lawmakers rushed Saturday to keep America from tumbling off the so-called fiscal cliff. The stakes in the game of holiday-interrupting brinkmanship are huge. Economists agree the $500 billion in fiscal…

Three (thin) reasons why Congress could yet avoid the fiscal cliff (via The Christian Science Monitor)

With just three days to the fiscal cliff, it’s down to the Senate – which has not passed a budget in three years – to find a way out in time for a vote on New Year’s Eve. Yet, despite a culture of failure that has settled on Washington like an ice storm, there are 11th hour pressures that…

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