Crown Notes That The Fiscal Cliff Deal Means That Families Must Do What Government Will Not: Make Cuts

Jan 02, 2013, 14:49 ET from Crown Financial Ministries

ATLANTA, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crown Financial Ministries CEO Chuck Bentley noted Wednesday that, sadly, his predictions of higher taxes for most will come true with the deal struck to address the so-called fiscal cliff, another economic hit to more than 77 percent of all households to fund an ever bloated federal government.

"The irony of this so-called fix is that it asks ordinary Americans to tighten their belts to fund the growth of the federal government. Because our political leaders refuse to make cuts, families will have to. Lost is another opportunity to be courageous in the face of Washington's insatiable appetite for other people's money," said Bentley. 

One answer to the crushing problem of spending and debt is a working budget -- something that the U.S. government has not passed for more than three years, noted Bentley. 

"Many tools exist to make this process simple," said Bentley, including the very popular MoneyLife program. And Crown offers a number of free resources for those ready to make organizing their finances a New Year's resolution.

But Crown also has a plan of action for how to address the demands of higher taxes given the provisions in the fiscal cliff deal. For steps on how to adjust your families' finances to deal with the repercussions of the fiscal cliff deal, click here:

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