"Over the (imaginary) cliff" is preferable, because it includes spending cuts and the pain is shared by all.
You lefties like sharing with others, don't you?
Our economy is not strong enough to survive the fiscal cliff.
The problem with you right whiners is that you lived high on the hog under Bush & now, when that living brought down the US economy you think we need massive sending cuts,.
Massive spending cuts will create massive job losses & push us into another recession or worse.