VZ is down 13% from it's high. WHile VZ may be under pressure from taxable sellers, it is a great oppurtunity to pick up VZ in a ROTH. Taxes are 0. You get higher yield because of the fear of others.
The funny thing about it is that the 250,000 earners the Reps were trying to protect have probably lost more in the market because of the cliff fear than they would have paid in extra taxes had the Reps agreed to raise taxes on them.