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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:49 PM

Who actually made up the "fiscal cliff" propaganda meme?

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Faryn Balyncd Nov 2012 OP
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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:00 PM

2. Ben Bernanke, as far as I can tell.

"Achieving long-run sustainability and providing comfort to the public and the markets that deficits will come under control over a period of time - that's very important for confidence and for creating more support for the recovery. But at the same time, I think you also have to protect the recovery in the near term. Under current law, on January 1, 2013, there's going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases. I hope that Congress will look at that and figure out ways to achieve the same long-run fiscal improvement without having it all happen at one date."

Feb, 29, 2012 from the question and answer session of a House Financial Services Committee hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifying on monetary policy and the U.S. economy.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/29/us-usa-fed-bernanke-idUSTRE81S1DO20120229

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