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October 13, 2012

Lame hopes for a lame-duck Congress

By Sheila Samples

Unlike the typical election year, however, Congress faces a December 31 deadline for coming up with some sort of substitute for the dreaded "fiscal cliff" - about $500 billion worth of tax increases and $109 billion in government spending cuts due to start on January 2. While Washington is suddenly filled with big ideas to avert the calamity, congressional insiders are warning that they may all be out of reach.

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Unlike the typical election year, however, Congress faces a December 31 deadline for coming up with some sort of substitute for the dreaded "fiscal cliff" - about $500 billion worth of tax increases and $109 billion in government spending cuts due to start on January 2. While Washington is suddenly filled with big ideas to avert the calamity, congressional insiders are warning that they may all be out of reach.

Submitters Website: http://sheilastuff.blogspot.com

Submitters Bio:

Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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