We give, the government taketh away. The game is rigged, the bickering is actually the grand illusion of the two party system that makes you believe their opposed when in fact these buttheads are drinking buddies who work for business interests and wall st who fill their coffers. They are not for the people. If they were, their would be NO fiscal cliff,federal reserve,wars or lobbiests who pay off these corrupt officials. When will the Dumb Americans wake up to this fact? My guess is when it's too late.
Regardless, Barry was right that we should pass what everyone agrees on: tax cut extension for the middle class. Deal with the tough "safety net (entitlement)" issues with the new Congress. The lame ducks don't care one way or another.