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September 21, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Fiscal cliff’ fight is an act by parties

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The current threat by politicians that the country quite possibly will go over the so-called fiscal cliff is nothing but ridiculous posturing by both parties in an attempt to make themselves look good for their constituents. It wasn’t but a few short weeks ago, right after the election, that both sides said they were confident that an agreement would be reached to avoid the drastic spending cuts from being implemented.

Both sides have known for more than a year exactly where each party stands on the issues. Did either side really think, when they sat down at the table last month, that the other side had miraculously changed their position and would agree to their demands? I highly doubt it.

This is just an act, being played out by both the Republicans and the Democrats to try and convince the voters who put them in office that they “won’t back down to the other side’s ridiculous demands.” Please. Let’s all just sit back and watch. My money says an agreement will be reached at the eleventh hour. Perhaps the Academy Awards should add a new category for politicians acting like they’re doing their jobs. Business as usual in Washington.

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