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Streetwise: The fiscal cliff
Tom Bard, Geologist: I have to say that Iíve been fortunate enough to have never been in that situation. I came from a family that didnít have to live paycheck to paycheck. However, after college my fatherís business went into bankruptcy, and my mom had to become the breadwinner. That afforded me the opportunity to give back to them. As far as our federal deficit is concerned, it just ticks me off that weíre on the precipice of this cliff.

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