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Reid Ribble column: End the fiscal jousting match

7:26 PM, Dec. 20, 2012
U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble
U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble
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Americans are fed up with the jousting occurring between President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leadership on the fiscal cliff. There is a lot of public posturing but apparently not much genuine conversation.

Here's the reality: when facing a $16 trillion debt and spending 32 percent more money each year than we take in, revenue must go up and spending must go down. There are no other choices. So the debate is centered on how to collect more revenue and where to cut spending.

Neither party is without fault. Republicans must confront their own conventional wisdom that says, "the ...

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