Science news. Cost of weather - drought, tornado, fire, hurricane, flood. 12 months: USA - 628 deaths. $32.2 billion cost. Rest of the world - 1,056 deaths, $412 billion cost.
It's just God's lesson for a tic behind nose flibbertigibbets types - to stop over breeding homo sapiens and heating up the world.
Sorry to be so graphic, but you have to use a verbal mallet on Tea drinker soporifics to get 2+2 attention.
How to avoid fiscal cliff boils down to tax more, service less, and print more bucks that buy less to pay off debt. You cut the military 50%. One half of the rest of the world combined is an elegant sufficiency of mutually assured distraction. I don't think we should dump drones and kill Canadians (or hurt wolves), or on any other countries. (Blessed are the peacemakers.)
A ten-year freeze on bureaucrats for die-off of imbedded incompetence might reduce the profound attention of how many angels can dance on the head of a pin back to the cognitive considerations of mundane common sense.
Finally, I'd swap two Tea addicted secessionists for one Mexican born here or elsewhere, who know how to work and vote.
Robert Eugene Molenaar, M.D.
P.S. (Sorry, I had an acid stomach breakfast of the ha-ha-we-won oatmeal with raisin variety.)