The so called fiscal cliff is a media invention. If the GOP had stood their ground several months ago when the debt limit debate came up, we wouldn't be here now. Boehner tried to sell the GOP out by demanding that his caucus support him instead of the people who elected them. It is time for the GOP to engage the enemy/ What do we stand for? Tax increases with pie in the sky spending cuts or lower taxes and real spending cuts. Remember how George H W Bush was snockered on this same kind of deal. Sorry, no deal. And if you high priced writers and news readers end up paying more taxes, maybe next time you'll have the guts to help stiffen up the GOP backbone.