Fiscal cliff is one big hurdle

November 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON House Republicans’ hard line against higher tax rates for upper-income earners leaves re-elected President Obama with a tough, core decision: Does he pick a fight and risk falling off a “fiscal cliff” or does he rush to compromise and risk alienating liberal Democrats? Or is there another way that will allow both sides to claim victory?
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