How would You have Voted on the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

Give your opinion on the fiscal cliff deal. What could they have done better?

The agreement reached this week by President Obama and Congress to avert the Fiscal Cliff was both historic and disappointing — and it leaves much unsettled. The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center ran a short survey

Tell them what you thought about it. Take their two-question survey to let them know how you would have voted and why.

Then get the survey results on Facebook. Like our Facebook Page so that you can see what others are saying about the Fiscal Cliff deal.

Want to learn more? Check out Sharon Ward's analysis to learn what is in the agreement, what it means and what happens next.


The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) is a nonpartisan, statewide policy research organization that provides independent, credible analysis on state tax, budget, and related policy matters, with attention to the impact of policies on working families.

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jxjipper January 10, 2013 at 02:47 AM
The analogy for the dim: You household income is $60,000. but is losing 12,000 a year so you get a pay raise of 20.00 a week for 52 weeks. Then you decide to upgrade your cable/internet and the bill is an extra $80.00 a month, and you celebrate and spend $3,000 on a vacation to Disney with the kids and wonder why when you get home you can't pay your bills. Obama does that but on steroids. How does a country with a negative cash flow pay down 17 trillion dollars, they don't, they go broke and then nobody gets anything. Then we blame the people who gave them jobs because they went out of business.
Mike Shortall Sr January 11, 2013 at 02:50 AM
I would have voted against it until someone addressed the spending side of the equation. We can tax the economy to death and we will still drown in a pool of debt!
Adrian Seltzer January 11, 2013 at 02:57 AM
Mike, did you vote in the survey?
michael mirra January 20, 2013 at 09:23 PM
I would have voted to raise everyone who makes over 200,000 a year by another 20% & eliminated any tax on people making under 50,000. I would bring the military home & stop sqandering $ & lives for nothing.
jxjipper January 21, 2013 at 02:58 AM
I would have votes for a 50% tax on all people named Michael just for spite.


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