If that's all it takes to solve this crisis, that doesn't sound much like a cliff. It's more like a curb.
But then, does anybody truly believe raising taxes will result in balanced budgets?
The coming cliff is an excuse to raise taxes.
There’s no avoiding the cliff, though, short of massive “austerity”,
which most 0bama voters wouldn’t understand and would just riot over.
After all, the whole point of voting for 0bama was the free stuff.