Agreed, Mike. This whole "fiscal cliff" was signed onto by all parties, including Obama, as a consequence of prior negotiations falling through. Now all parties act like they are somehow victims.
Now, if only Boehner would tell Obama that the debt limit will not be extended, so he needs to plan now for where he wants to make cuts. Give him advance notice so he can't claim it's a crisis, that we are going to default and children will starve. I'm thinking we could save millions if Obama would cut back on his family's vacations and eliminate the czars and their staffs. Also, we could shift Congressmen onto Obamacare and require them to have 20 years in before drawing a retirement. Lots of fat to eliminate