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By Lou Marzeles
Editor and Publisher 

Fiscal cliffhanger isn’t going to get its own sports show



News in the past many days has featured a real cliffhanger, this one of the fiscal variety. The country became like a regular person who is out of work, out of money, and out of time. People in those situations probably face four or five fiscal cliffs before breakfast.

Did federal legislators largely bring this on themselves? Some feel it took a lot of very narrow thinking to create this very wide mess. In the days before New Year’s, many politicians were frantically trying to gain maximum political advantage—no, sorry, make that trying to work out a reasonable solution. Well, to be completely accurate, many were trying to gain maximum political advantage by saying they were trying t...

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