SPECIAL TOPICFiscal cliff
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The fiscal cliff may have been averted when Congress passed and the president signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, but the threat of unsustainable deficits and entitlement spending still looms. With tax rates set to rise for families with income above $450,000 and individuals above $400,000 and a two-month delay of the sequester, the deal provides only a temporary reprieve from fiscal mayhem. The postponed sequestration is just around the corner in March, and the federal government is set to again reach, in the next few months, the debt limit. AEI’s team of economists has been analyzing the developments and offering suggestions for the future of America's fiscal path.

AMERICA'S FISCAL FUTURE
Failure to curb deficits puts greater debt burdens on future generations
DEFENSE CUTS
Don't just delay sequestration — stop it
FISCAL CLIFF NEGOTIATIONS
Republicans did better in negotiations than expected