Washington Wants To Give You A Hippopotamus For Christmas- The Fiscal Cliff Explained!

Washington Wants To Give You A Hippopotamus For Christmas- The Fiscal Cliff Explained!

 

Another Christmas, another fiscal drama in Washington DC. Will we know what our taxes will be come 2013? Will middle class taxpayers get another reprieve from the Alternative Minimum Tax? Will the “Fiscal Cliff” trigger drastic spending cuts and maroon millions of people in an already depressed economy?

It sounds familiar because it IS familiar. This soap opera has been on the air for years, and continues to fascinate us because we live it, not just watch it. And the government has developed a nasty habit of featuring it around the holidays.

Why does this torture continue?  Why, it’s because the political classes are hooked on the delightful narcotic of deficit spending, which creates the illusion that enlightenment consists of giving expensive, unaffordable and often unusable presents to the voters.

The script is complicated and full of buzzwords. But for the perplexed citizen, an easy explanation is at hand: Washington Wants To Give You A Hippopotamus for Christmas.

(Images courtesy of freeclipartnow.com)

Get Free Email Updates!

Signup Now to Receive Updates and Alerts!

We will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Retired from American Airlines after a 34 year career in corporate treasury management. Professional income tax preparer. Graduate of Georgetown University (BS Foreign Service) and The University of Texas at Arlington (MBA). Contributor to TMR since 2007. Host of "Italian Tomatoes" show on Blog Talk Radio. I am a center-right Republican with a passion for business, history and current affairs. Go to Blog Talk Radio to listen to my latest show The Job Search Experience

More in

15-0304 Trillionair

So, You Wanna Be a Billionaire? You May Be an Underachiever

Michael BeckerMar 4, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 7.51.31 AM

Nancy Pelosi Crowned Queen – Drama Queen That Is

Michael BeckerMar 4, 2015
Interview With Lloyd Blankfein,Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg & Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

Warren Buffett Endorses Keystone XL, While President Gets Called Out for Fibbing

Steve FoleyMar 4, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 7.01.31 AM

Video: Mark Levin on Importance of Netanyahu’s ‘Historic Speech’

Steve FoleyMar 4, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 6.58.36 AM

Ralph Peters Video: Obama Wouldn’t Shed a Tear If Israel Disappeared Tomorrow

Steve FoleyMar 4, 2015
U.S. President Obama walks between McConnell and Boehner before a health reform legislation meeting in Washington

Republicans Stand Firm on Amnesty, NYT Blames Obama For DHS Shutdown

Michael BeckerMar 4, 2015

The Minority Report is a network of websites devoted to Conservative & Libertarian politics in the United States. In 2014 the network had over 20 million page views!

On this site you'll find posts & links to some of the best and most comprehensive center-right news and opinion on the net...

December 2012
M T W T F S S
« Nov   Jan »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Archives

Copyright © 2014 The Minority Report Network