I swear this is starting to read exactly like the last chapter of "1984".
Reid says fiscal cliff dive likely; blasts Boehner for lacking leadership | The Ticket - Yahoo! News
"Boehner will be to blame “if we go over the cliff, and it looks like that’s where we’re headed,” Reid insisted as the Senate returned to work for a post-Christmas session focused on disaster relief for Sandy victims and renewing key government surveillance powers."
How much does anyone want to bet that a "miraculous last minute deal" will be struck that avoids the cliff yet does absolutely nothing to address the problem? All just another well played episode of "Kick the Can", I'm afraid...