I believe this “edge of the fiscal cliff” crap is a sham to the inth degree.
I can see the headlines now, “Obama saves the nation, averting fiscal cliff disaster”.
Just feels like a facade.
It would make him the center of attention right at New Year’s, and could serve as an alter to set the agenda for the next year - which he could then harp on at the State of the Union address.
Actually the plan is another behind closed doors meeting, just like in the 2008 Bailout Babies collateral fraud, and the code speak “bi-partisan” (so called “banks”...anti-Glass Steigal scammers, “insurance” non-insurance i.e “investors”, and Federal workers retirement pensions), and buy time until they can pass it off (collateral transformation) by Extortion-Care, on everybody else but them.