Children, students, workers, and senior citizens will be affected by cuts
The fiscal cliff is the answer to the the failures so far of Congress and the White House to deal with the government’s spiraling debt and overhaul its tax code. If a deal isn’t struck, cuts will go into effect next year as a part of a plan to trim the deficit by $2.1 trillion over the next 10 years.
Reports by the office of US Senator Tom Harkin and US Representative Edward J. Markey show the impact that the cuts will have on the states. Here’s a roundup of what Massachusetts can expect to be cut if the country goes over the fiscal cliff.