Don't forget that Obama wants sole power to go to him for deciding anything about the United States of America. What kind of bs is that? Asking for a balanced budget is like asking Bernanke to show us his underwear. A 'budget' doesn't exist and that is why all the free play with the American credit card. The Obamas "CHARGE! and SHOP TIL YOU DROP!" We all know that if we ran our homes without a budget, we would end up in jail and tax court. My idea of preventing the 'Cliff' is Reduce Spending, Cut Taxes, Reduce Government. Only way to get back to some normalcy and get the debt paid down.