Does anyone think Obama is serious? Why should he be? If there's no deal, he'll get tax hikes across the board, and he'll blame the Republicans, thinking the backlash will be a Democrat majority in the House in the 2014 midterms. He's got nothing to lose. Boehner's no threat, he has no idea how to deal with this. He ought to take the stance that if Obama's going to call the Republicans obstructionists, they ought to obstruct everything. That would create a tea-party 2.0 sweep in 2014, since we real Americans are salivating for the granddaddy of fiscal cliffs, NOT A CENT MORE BORROWING.