carbefonteve writes: Congress and the President have a great opportunity to show they can constructively help our economy and manage revenue and spending so as to control federal debt. I am optimistic the Democrats and Republicans understand the damage to our economy and the public’s faith in government if they allow the fiscal cliff to occur, and I believe they will find room to compromise and reach common ground. I hope I am not wrong.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759