Fear of Falling: What Will Going Over the Fiscal Cliff Mean to You?

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  • What's At Stake?
  • Unemployment
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Government Jobs
  • Payroll Tax Holiday
  • Social Security
  • Higher Taxes for More
  • Ripple Effect
  • Got Milk?
  • Spending Cuts

What's at Stake?

House Speaker John Boehner's Plan B proposal to increase taxes on incomes of $1 million and above was a major setback for the fiscal cliff negotiation process. But as President Obama and congressional lawmakers continue their struggle to reach a deal, millions of Americans may need to craft their own Plan B. Here's the 411 on what could happen if the nation falls over the cliff. – Joyce Jones

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