Meet Cliff Fiscal; an every-day American guy who loves his country, the outdoors and a good debate. Recently, Cliff has heard a lot in the media about the potential Fiscal Cliff our country could face come January, but still, he has a hard time wrapping his head around the idea.
According to CNBC, the phrase Fiscal Cliff was coined by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke when talking about the state of the U.S. economy. Bernanke’s phrase was meant to draw a picture as he believes the country will take a massive dive when the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into effect January 1, 2013. This Act will mean massive government spending cuts and tax hikes that will affect nearly every American’s pocketbook. Currently, both Democrats and Republicans are trying to come up with a solution, but have not met common-ground as both are trying to stay true to their party lines: Democrats do not want to cut programs and Republicans do not want to raise taxes.
As the CEO of Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance, Jeremy Freer keeps a watchful eye on what’s happening in the U.S. economy. Freer says, “Whether we realize it or not, the pending Fiscal Cliff has an impact on each of us. At the end of the day, they simply need to do what’s in the country’s best interest.”
As the country teeters on the fiscal cliff; our friend, Cliff the Climber is reaching out to YOU. Visit his website at www.fiscalcliffclimber.com and vote; either “yes” we are headed off the cliff, or “no” the politicians will work it out before January. After you vote, enjoy watching Cliff’s journey up the hill, your answer will decide his fate. Leave a comment and make sure to check back and see how other Americans weigh-in.