What bothers me is that if we go over the fiscal cliff, the GOP will be blamed but if the economy is better by 2016 Obama will get credit for it. Obama wins no matter what. This is mostly a communication problem. I think passing that legislation to maintain tax cuts on people making less than a million was a good idea. Then Obama could not saying the GOP was hold tax cut on the middle class hostage for tax cuts on the rich. Obama is going to win another round and taxes are going up on people make more than a million anyway. .