fiscal cliff http://tspr.org en The Fiscal Cliff and Cuts to Popular Programs http://tspr.org/post/fiscal-cliff-and-cuts-popular-programs <p>All the yakking about a fiscal cliff seems to fall somewhere between mistaken Mayan prophecies about Doomsday and hypersonic skydiving from space.</p><p></p><p>The lame-duck 112th Congress – hamstrung by Tea Party Republicans in the House and filibuster-happy Republicans in the Senate – is proposing to Democratic President Barack Obama that Social Security, Medicare and other social services be cut. Meanwhile, the Economic Policy Institute has released a report with a solution: Cut the deficit by growing the economy.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:49:14 +0000 Bill Knight & Bill 26066 at http://tspr.org The Fiscal Cliff and Cuts to Popular Programs Schock Says Fiscal Cliff Talks May Solve Farm Bill http://tspr.org/post/schock-says-fiscal-cliff-talks-may-solve-farm-bill <p>A western Illinois Congressman thinks the President’s recent proposal to solve the fiscal cliff is not serious.</p><p>Republican Aaron Schock said negotiations are moving forward, but he believes the President needs to agree to deeper spending cuts.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:20:27 +0000 Scott Stuntz 25322 at http://tspr.org Schock Says Fiscal Cliff Talks May Solve Farm Bill Rural Development at Risk Due to Fiscal Cliff http://tspr.org/post/rural-development-risk-due-fiscal-cliff <p>Rural communities face possible cuts to the assistance they receive from the federal government. The House version of the currently-stalled Farm Bill makes deep cuts to some rural development programs.</p><p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:22:50 +0000 Scott Stuntz 24459 at http://tspr.org Rural Development at Risk Due to Fiscal Cliff