Fiscal cliff stalemate in Washington creating uncertainty for states trying to craft budgets

  • Article by: DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 10, 2012 - 2:16 PM
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bluedevil101Dec. 10, 12 1:23 PM

This entire article is a symbol of why there are so many problems. The states are relying on the federal government for all this money. This entire thing seems upside down to me. Just a sign that we've lost our way as a nation. And, it's too late. We are not going back.

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callmeronDec. 10, 12 2:11 PM

The anxiety: states are worried that they will not be beneficiaries of Obama's TRILLIONS in borrowing and wasteful spending. Bush borrowed $2 trillion in 8 years and had to pay for 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the wars. Obama borrowed $5 trillion in his first 3 years and 9 months and threw it at his voting base. Average unemployment rate under Bush's second term: 5%. Average under Obama: 9% with millions of unemployed workers giving up the job search out of frustration at their inability to get a job. Average unemployment rate under Obama adding back the millions of dropouts: over 11%.

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