Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys Analytics, left, speaks with Kevin Hassett, senior fellow and director of Economic Policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), on Capitol Hi

 

              Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys Analytics, left, speaks with Kevin Hassett, senior fellow and director of Economic Policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), on Capitol Hi
Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys Analytics, left, speaks with Kevin Hassett, senior fellow and director of Economic Policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, prior to testifying before the Joint Economic Committee hearing entitled: "Fiscal Cliff: How to Protect the Middle Class, Sustain Long-Term Economic Growth, and Reduce the Federal Deficit". (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)