Mitch McConnell 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