Thursday, August 23, 2012

CBO Warns Of Major Recession From Taxmageddon

From The Washington Post, "CBO warns of significant recession if Congress doesn’t act to avoid fiscal cliff" by Lori Montgomery:
The nation would be plunged into a significant recession during the first half of next year if Congress fails to avert nearly $500 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts set to hit in January, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday.

The massive round of New Year’s belt-tightening — known as the fiscal cliff or Taxmageddon — would disrupt recent economic progress, push the unemployment rate back up to 9.1 percent by the end of 2013 and produce economic conditions “that will probably be considered a recession,” the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said.

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