'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Failure by Congress to avoid the "fiscal cliff" could put hundreds of thousands of people across the nation out of work, most of whom don't work for the government and don't live in federal government strongholds.
Acres of flowers carpeting the ground in bold hues might seem more at home in a Monet painting or the land of Oz, but it's a sight that's become a familiar part of the Ethiopian landscape.
Throughout the recession, one major city stood out as an oasis for jobs and growth: Washington, D.C.
"None of this happens all at once," Mr. Fuller said. "You have the initial [federal] cuts, then it works its way through the economy and there's a psychological effect that takes place."
Center director Stephen Fuller said the biggest impact would come to the retail and construction sectors and would happen gradually as higher taxes would bite into income for consumers and business owners, causing them to spend less freely.