Sorry, but I can't help but make an observation regarding all the hoopla over the fiscal cliff the nation is fast approaching (by the way, don't take it lightly. If we do in fact go over the cliff, there's going to be hell to pay in the form of higher taxes for everyone).
So here's the way I see it. Obama can't lose. If the republicans give in to his demand that the wealthiest people in the nation pay higher taxes, well, Obama--and the rest of us except the very rich-- win. But if he doesn't give in and over we go, then the republicans look like a bunch of shmucks willing to throw the middle class and elderly under the bus. They--and the rest of us--lose big time which you can be sure the democrats will exploit during the 2014 Congressional elections.
Don't you just love politics???