I thought I would split this out of the election thread as it's really a separate topic. a summary from wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_fiscal_cliff Nobody agrees that we should let this happen. The problem is it will all happen unless action is taken. I believe there is a deadline for action to be taken to avoid the sequestration part of this, but I can't find it. Will the two parties finally be able to work together to prevent this economic disaster which has been left hanging over our heads heading into the election. This all has to be addressed before the new congress takes over.