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As our government leaders work to avoid the fiscal cliff, what measures do you think a federal debt-

  • Solely increases in tax revenue (5% people answered this)
  • Solely decreases in government spending (17% people answered this)
  • A combination of increased tax revenue and decreased government spending (67% people answered this)
  • I don’t think a debt-reduction plan is necessary (3% people answered this)
  • Don’t know / not sure (6% people answered this)

192 people voted.

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The fiscal cliff is a hot topic these days. And rightly so, as it will trigger about $500 billion in tax increases and spending cuts. While there is no easy solution, there are a number of ways we can reduce or federal debt, over time, as the economy recovers. In their election night speeches, both Obama and Romney noted the importance of leaders and citizens coming together. Let's see if we can live up to that!
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