fiscal cliff

Bill Knight - December 20
10:49 am
Wed December 19, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff and Cuts to Popular Programs

Bill Knight

All the yakking about a fiscal cliff seems to fall somewhere between mistaken Mayan prophecies about Doomsday and hypersonic skydiving from space.

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.

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Blames Delay in Senate
4:20 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Schock Says Fiscal Cliff Talks May Solve Farm Bill

Credit Tom Williams/CQ Roll Cal

A western Illinois Congressman thinks the President’s recent proposal to solve the fiscal cliff is not serious.

Republican Aaron Schock said negotiations are moving forward, but he believes the President needs to agree to deeper spending cuts.

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Local Effects of the Fiscal Cliff
3:22 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Rural Development at Risk Due to Fiscal Cliff

Tim Collins with the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs.
Credit SSS

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.

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