Two steps to avoid falling off fiscal cliff

December 13, 2012 

This country faces another financial crises caused by two political parties and a lack of presidential leadership. It’s hard for members of Congress to understand this country’s problems, because they caused them and refuse to accept responsibility.

Two steps need to occur to avoid the fiscal cliff.

One, the president needs to first bring a list of program cuts to the table for both sides agreed to.

Two, Republicans need to bring a list of tax increases to the table that include all taxes, including charitable giving.

President Barack Obama should listen to Margaret Thatcher’s words, “Socialist always run out of other people’s money” and stop spending foolishly on social programs.

This country does not have the money to cover the cost of programs like TARP that bailed out Wall Street and big banks at the taxpayers’ expense.

gary snell

Olympia

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