MarketWatch columnist John Shinal doesn't believe that the fiscal cliff will mean the end of society as we know it. In fact, Shinal thinks that all of the concern about the cliff is a lot like the Y2K "crisis" that gripped the U.S. in the final months of 1999.

Shinal says expiration of Bush-era tax cuts will help the U.S. pay off the enormous bill of two wars.

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