SOLD! Uncle Sam, real estate baron, is selling off 14,000 surplus #properties in hopes of raising $15 billion. #deficit

SOLD! Uncle Sam, real estate baron, is selling off 14,000 surplus #properties in hopes of raising $15 billion. #deficit

#FiscalCliff beckons. Before you jump, read our #Facts so you know what Obama and Boehner are arguing about. http://ow.ly/g18kA 

#FiscalCliff beckons. Before you jump, read our #Facts so you know what Obama and Boehner are arguing about. http://ow.ly/g18kA 

Public opinion and the fiscal cliff

The people have spoken, again. As politicians on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue ponder the path to avoid the fiscal cliff, a new poll by George Washington University and Politico gives them fresh guidance. Here is a sampling of public opinion on issues facing Congress and the White House, and detail from Face The Facts USA:

  • Government spending: 75 percent want to cut government spending across the board.
  • Income taxes: 60 percent favor raising taxes on households earning more than $250,000. FACT on Bush tax cuts shows who would be affected.
  • Pentagon spending: 59 percent oppose ‘significant’ cuts to the Defense budget. FACT shows how sequestration would affect Pentagon spending.
  • Medicare: 51 percent want to reduce Medicare benefits for high-income beneficiaries. FACT on how Medicare dollars are spent.
  • Corporate taxes: 64 percent favor raising taxes on large corporations. FACT on American corporate tax rates, which are highest in the world.
  • Social Security: 64 percent oppose raising the retirement age for Social Security. FACT on who receives Social Security benefits; you might be surprised.

For more information about all these issues, visit Face The Facts USA, a project of GWU.

Check out the hottest #jobs for the next decade, according to #BLS. #Unemployment rate at 7.7% in Nov.

Check out the hottest #jobs for the next decade, according to #BLS. #Unemployment rate at 7.7% in Nov.

Jim DeMint leaves #Senate to head @Heritage Foundation. Salary zooms from $174K to north of $1 million. Video on #Congress salaries.

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#Debt super-hero Alan Simpson dances #Gangnam style with @TheCanKicksBack. Watch:

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14.4% of young workers are unemployed, and only 1 in 10 are eligible for #unemployment benefits. Watch: 

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Mr. Burns from the #Simpsons explains the #Fiscal Cliff. Visit us for the real story! http://ow.ly/fQFNL 

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Members of #Congress get paid $174,000 a year. They’re due for a #pay raise next year. Watch:

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Fix America: @FaceFactsUSA seeks solutions for critical issues facing the country. Watch:

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