How would You have Voted on the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

Give your opinion on the fiscal cliff deal

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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David Neamand January 09, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Adrian, I found Sharon Ward's analysis to be lacking and partisan. Lacking in the disclosure of how much pork was included. To be fair both republican and democratic legislators bellied up. I think the final analysis will find the bill coasting more then the revenue raised. Hardly surprising given the spend mentality currently residing in Washington as opposed to a cutting mentality. As to her analysis being partisan - The first sustenance says it all, she wants larger capital gains tax? This is a insensitive to not invest, something we all do with money we are looking to set aside to grow and will hurt middle income earners the most.
Adrian Seltzer January 09, 2013 at 08:52 PM
David, I read the over hundred page bill that every other line referred to another section of another bill. Her analysis couldn't include everything. As far as non partisan, Reagan thought earned and unearned income should be taxed at the same rates. If something is a good investment, the tax consequences are not the first consideration. That is like saying, I have a chance to make $1000 profit, but because I may be paying $250 in taxes instead of $ 150, I rather not make any money.


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