"Over the (imaginary) cliff" is preferable, because it includes spending cuts and the pain is shared by all.<quoted text>
No, Republicans did it to themselves.
For two years they have ranted against any tax increases.How evil they were. How they punished the wealthy for being successful. How they kill jobs.
So, what room did they leave themselves to compromise????
So between their own rhetoric & their pledge to Norquist, they f*cked themselves.
They must agree to some tax increases or send us over the cliff.
You lefties like sharing with others, don't you?