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How or Should the Fiscal Cliff be Avoided? 11/19/2012 PT1 RE360 Live w/Louis Cammarosano

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Published on Nov 28, 2012

Ryan and Louis discuss the issues post election of Obama-taxes and the fiscal cliff. Ryan predicts nothing will happen other than taxes on the wealthy and that business will be hurt and there will be plentiful layoffs.

Ryan discusses the Hostess bankruptcy.

Louis notes that we went over the fiscal cliff years ago as the deficit is over $16 trillion and unfunded liabilities including social security and medicare total $84 trillion that can never be paid back. Louis defines the cliff as something congress came up with a year and a half ago which would force the government to automatically cut spending and raise taxes.

What they are doing now to avoid the fiscal cliff is stop the automatic cuts and tax increases from letting the Bush tax cuts expire because spending cuts and tax increases would cause a recession (or cause the politicians to get unelected).

Louis notes they Obama wants to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone but the "wealthy" and the Republicans want to extend them for everyone. Louis notes that taxing the wealthy will not solve the deficit problem and will only make the envious feel better. Louis notes that taxing the rich just transfers the money to the government and takes that money out of the private sector where it might be better saved, invested or spent.

Ryan predicts that if taxes increases companies won't grow. Ryan and Louis discuss the impact of Obama care on the businesses.

Louis notes that when small businesses, that create most of the new jobs in the country, are hurt it allows the larger companies to become more powerful and more able to corrupt the government.

Louis notes that many of the government programs to make housing more affordable and to increase home ownership have had the reverse impact.

Louis notes that resources and capital goods are limited in contrast to today's money that increase incrementally with no effort at all.

More money chasing a fixed amount of goods

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