You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Letters

letters | approaching the fiscal cliff

Talk of a looming precipice sounds like a bluff

The more I read about the so-called fiscal cliff, the more it sounds like a fiscal bluff. A cliff implies that if you fall off of it, the results are fatal. Falling off a bluff is not a fatal proposition, and jumping off a bluff can sometimes be a lot of fun.

While some aspects of the impending tax changes are not ideal, the rollback of the Bush-era tax cuts seems very welcome to me. The same goes for the spending cuts that are due to follow. With the wars winding down, cutting military costs should be expected anyhow.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week