I think the fiscal cliff is just a ploy by both the repubs and dems to get what they both want and save face by blamming the other for the results of not stopping it . Higher taxes and large spending cuts are to come and both sides can point to the other . When i stop and think about higher taxes so more revenue and less spending over all, is this not what is required to lower our deficit . I personnally dont care if the bush tax cuts go away for every one because i feel they should have never been in the first place . I will pay more taxes now so i dont have to live off of future generations like we are now . Its time for a balanced aproach like regean did cut a dollar raise a dollar or something like that . What do you think .