Fiscal cliff in perspective19 November, 2012, 15:11. Posted by Walter Kurtz
By Walter Kurtz, Sober Look
1. Major components of the "fiscal cliff":
2. Some major recent "unplanned" expenditures of the federal government:
The fiscal cliff numbers pale in comparison. Clearly this is not a fair comparison because these other expenses are spread over a number of years. Nevertheless it is important to keep the relative magnitude of these expenses in perspective.
This post first appeared here: Putting the fiscal cliff in perspective