Fiscal Cliff

Business Groups Target Fiscal Cliff With Push for Cuts

Good for them


If you're already tired of talk of the "fiscal cliff," brace yourself:  Several  business-friendly, deficit-unfriendly groups have launched well-funded campaigns hoping to bring even more attention to the issue. One involves a giant walking, talking can.

"Congress Can No Longer Ignore that the U.S. Economy is Headed Over a Cliff," the Business Roundtable warns in its ads, launching today. "It's Time to Act." In several of the group's ads, Honeywell Chair and CEO David Cote takes it a bit further. "If the last debt ceiling was playing with fire," he asserts, "this time they're playing with nitroglycerin."