Here's one for you all to consider (and I mean it!)
there will never be any resolution of the fiscal cliff! Despite the dog and pony show that has been going on for the past month and now coming to a head, this Fiscal Cliff dive actually is what both parties want but lack the political courage to enact or force on their own. Think about it! Republicans want cuts to social programs, Democrats want cuts to Military spending and Tax increases on the rich. By failing to reach a resolution on the fiscal cliff they both get what they each crave and they can still point the finger at the other side and claim the other side is the party at fault. It's genius!!!! See our political system isn't as messed up as we think it is! Democracy at work!!!!