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Fiscally Stiffed in the New Year

Washington’s impasse on fiscal issues is a story that feels like the movie Groundhog Day. Since President Obama got elected, opposing and undermining anything he proposes has been the main objective of the GOP. We are in today’s fiscal cliff moment because the Republican right wing refuses a balanced approach to solving the fiscal challenges facing the country. The party of No (as Kate Clinton calls them) punted till after the election thinking that Mitt would win but the script did not go as planned. Darn those young people, people of color, women voters, gay voters and progressive 47%-ers. Predictably, the mainstream story being told is one about the wealthy and the powerful, about [...]