The top Senate negotiators on the effort to prevent the government from going over the "fiscal cliff" offered a pessimistic assessment Sunday barely 24 hours before a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every worker.
At least publicly, there's no hint of progress in efforts to avoid the "fiscal cliff" -- with Republicans demanding that the White House outline specific spending cuts, and the White House saying it's already done so.
I'm the first to admit that I would make a lousy diplomat, and I wouldn't be much of a negotiator, either. But are we going to go off the fiscal cliff? And if we are, why? President Obama and Congress are supposed to be doing something about it, and it's not getting done...
House Republicans' "fiscal cliff" counteroffer to President Barack Obama hints at billions of dollars in military cuts on top of the nearly $500 billion that the White House and Congress backed last year.