Fiscal Cliff: Majority Think We are Headed Over

By: Angel MedFlight Contributor

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December 17th, 2012 – Fiscal Cliff Climber is waiting to see if you think hope is rising or if we are headed down the cliff.  About 500 votes have come in at www.fiscalcliffclimber.com and right now, the survey shows 63% believe we are headed over the cliff.

Comments are still coming in from both sides of the argument.  One blogger writes, “no.  America won’t go off the cliff. This is nothing but a distraction. They always try to distract the people with scares of what could happen but rarely ever does. They will play with our heads until the last minute and then come to an agreement after accomplishing what they were trying to distract us from seeing all along. It’s how they play the game.”

Another blogger disagrees and writes, “I voted that it would go over and it did….”

The ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ a series of sharp tax increases and drastic spending cuts that can send the economy back into a recession is still among the many uncertainties that Americans are having to face this holiday season. Although Democrats and Republicans want to avoid this outcome, they are budding heads over tax rates and entitlement reforms.

The Washington Post recently reported that Republican leader, John Boehner, and President Obama are reportedly ‘closer than ever’ to reaching an agreement on a deal for taxing the wealthy.  While Boehner said he’d accept a deal to higher taxes on incomes over $1 million, the White House and Congress still have to find a way to come to an agreement on less drastic ways to cut the deficit.  If there is no agreement by December 31st, America could suffer financially and fall off the fiscal cliff.

A new Wall Street Journal poll shows both Democrats and Republicans want their own party leaders to make compromises, even if it means adjusting to long held positions. With numerous issues still on the table to discuss, (i.e. cuts in government funded programs like Medicare and Medicaid), we wait and see what will happen next.

To join the discussion or vote go to 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.

This survey is brought to you by Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance www.angelmedflight.com

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