I find it absolutely hilarious when Repubs call on the President to show some "leadership" on the fiscal cliff. The Constitution that they claim to worship in it's original form clearly states that all spending is to originate in the House. Spending bills then go to the Senate for agreement and finally to the chief executive (the President) for his signature. The intent is clearly for the House to initiate budgets, spending, taxes etc. Seems like calling on the President for "leadership" is a clear admission that they cannot do the task assigned to them by the Constitution. Now I know in today's world that we do expect the President to take the lead, I'm just pointing out the Constitutional requirements and wondering.