Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, is quoted in the Nov. 30 edition of the Miami Herald and many other newspapers regarding the deadlines set forth by Republicans long ago in regards to the scheduled tax increases and budget cuts. These automatic "triggers" have created the "fiscal cliff" scenario that could occur after the New Year unless Congress and the White House can come to a budget agreement. It's a scenario, according to Schier, that the Republicans miscalculated. “Republicans set up the deadlines feeling voters would move in their direction. But in the last election, they didn’t move in that direction,” he said.
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