After fiscal cliff drama, paychecks shrink as rhetoric expands
ST. PAUL -- Americans will pay Washington more, despite rhetoric from politicians saying they shot down most tax increases on New Year's Day, and in the aftermath of what widely was described as a flawed federal budget bill the public should expect more federal fiscal drama in coming months.
"We have avoided crashing and burning," Minnesota State Economist Tom Stinson said, but there remains enough uncertainty and anxiety to go around.
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