As easy as it is to mock Washington, aren’t they just reflecting our own confusion, polarization, and conflicting demands right back at us?
Medical device makers in Massachusetts and elsewhere are warning of potential job losses and other consequences as the industry’s hopes of avoiding a 2.3 percent excise tax fade amid the stalled fiscal cliff negotiations.
President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House Friday as the deadline to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” draws closer.
Experts say the average middle-class family stands to take a tax-hike hit of more than $2,000 if we go over the fiscal cliff.
If Congress does not renew the Farm Bill by the end of the year, the milk price formula reverts back to 1949.
More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.
The president would do much better by staying in Washington, D.C. where the action is rather than taking a road tour-styled trip to talk to the American people. In D.C., he actually would be talking to the people who are going to make the decision with him.
Republicans built a trap for themselves, having for years passed bills with highly unpopular cuts and little public notice. Now Republicans will take the blame if we go over the fiscal cliff.
Will sanity prevail in Washington?
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