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Will GOP compromise or push us off fiscal cliff?

During the nightmare known as the Bush administration, too many people died in an unnecessary war, too many retirement plans were gutted and too many homes were lost. One of the worst, if not the worst, recessions began. Mercifully, those eight years were starting to become a distant memory. Now, however, the Bush tax cuts are set to expire and spending will be cut drastically, which could very well trigger another recession.

House Republicans have the power to determine whether this fiscal cliff will cause the second recession in about six years. Do these Republicans really want President Obama to fail that badly that they will do anything, including trying to destroy the economy once again?

Larry Karmel

Orchard Park