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You may recall the old Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons in which Wile E. Coyote was pursuing the Road Runner. Those ACME products never seemed to do the trick for the poor coyote, who would end up bounding off exaggerated red-rock cliffs and hanging in mid-air. Cartoon physics would eventually bring him down, but he would always survive.
Compare that to the fiscal cliff looming over the U.S. government right after the 2012 presidential election. Congress faces an end-of-the-year deadline to address spending cuts, Bush-era tax cuts, other tax breaks and the so-called process of sequestration. Automatic across-the-board spending cuts could trigger at the beginning of 2013 if Capitol Hill fails to create a deficit-reduction plan.
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