Column: Pitiful restraint as fiscal cliff approaches



(Fort Wayne) News-SentinelIt’s time for one of those good-news, bad-news clichés: The bad news is that we’re headed for a “fiscal cliff” we may not be able to avoid going over. The good news, as the Associated Press reports it, is that the crisis is forcing the nation’s lobbyists, advocates and trade groups to moderate their usual panhandling style. “Instead of digging for more tax dollars, they’re trying to protect what they’ve got.”

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