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How likely is it that the president and leaders of Congress will reach an agreement before Jan. 1 that avoids "fiscal cliff" measures?

Very likely 22% 46 votes
Somewhat likely 17% 36 votes
Not likely 60% 124 votes
Total Votes: 206

Note: This is not a scientific poll.

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December 5, 2012
3:51 p.m.

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AJT7497_ ( AJT7497_ ) says...

If no agreement is reached then it's because of the GOP. I am sure they will reach an agreement but nothing really will be solved it will just be pushed down the road to the next crises

December 5, 2012
6:59 p.m.

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billymc652 ( billymc652 ) says...

By not reaching agreement, taxes will go up and cuts made with each party being able to save face and blame the other. The "cliff" was created exactly for this reason by the same incumbents people voted back into office. Shame on us for putting them back in office.

December 6, 2012
8:32 a.m.

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santulka ( santulka ) says...

The entire cliff was set up by Obama and the Democrats and it is the President who won't come to the table and keeps setting the tax bar higher. He is also adding in additional spending we can't afford and now wants unlimited power to change the debt limit. You want to blame the GOP for that! Get real.

December 6, 2012
12:26 p.m.

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Scacman6562 ( Scacman6562 ) says...

The entire cliff was set up by reckless spending on the Republicans part. Two unpaid wars, a prescription drug program and the Bush Tax Cuts were all put on a credit card and paid for with money we do not have.

The President just won a resounding re-election and campaigned on this very issue. In fact, more people agree that taxes need to be raised for incomes over $250K than did vote for the President. This is not rocket science. We're talking about a 4% increase on those who can more than afford it; instead of it being put on the backs of the middle class. Republicans still don't get it. They refuse to adhear to the will of the American people.

I'm curious what additional spending that santulka speaks of? The President has offered across the board spending cuts, in addition to an increase in revenue. The GOP continues to be on the side of the 1%, those so-called job creators, who created SO many jobs under the Bush years. How did those tax cuts work for job creation then?

 

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