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The ‘Fiscal Cliff’: where do they get all these non-issues?

Published: December 21, 2012
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While the self-declared ‘awakened’ claim victory through the ‘Internet Reformation’, the Money Power continues its relentless drive towards a long term global depression, setting the stage for the collapse of the American Empire. The West is to be ‘realigned’ to submit to deindustrialization and living standards comparable to that of the BRIC nations. The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ is just a good excuse to force through destructive austerity measures that will further the deflation in the economy.

The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ is a set of mandatory spending cuts and tax hikes if Congress does not raise the Government’s statutory spending limits. The debt ceiling will also have to be raised to allow the Government to borrow enough to finance its budget for 2013.

Of course, in itself this is not very exciting. But if the GOP folks do not work with the Democrats, the Government will be forced to cut spending drastically overnight. This would mean a substantial drop in demand in the domestic economy and economists expect a 3% decline in economic activity as a result, which would be pretty disastrous.

More important is the deficit that needs financing, which is projected to be about 1 trillion over 2013, or 5.5% of GDP. Is that deficit a problem?

Yes and no.

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