Cliff deal just the start

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  • Nate Pleasant Grove, UT
    Jan. 4, 2013 2:25 p.m.

    "Forcing the nation into default on its debts would be a disaster...."

    Borrowing so much money that we can never pay it back is an equal disaster. Either way, our credit is destroyed.

    Why not avoid both disasters by living within our means?

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Jan. 4, 2013 6:39 a.m.

    "It returned income taxes to Clinton-era levels for the top 2 percent of Americans while preserving the Bush tax cuts for the rest"

    This is wrong. The top 2 percent enjoy the same tax cuts as EVERY ONE else on their first $450,000 of income. It is only the earnings in excess of that that gets taxed at Clinton levels.

    Unless of course the income is capital gains, where it gets taxed lower.