A better perspective for you on the Fiscal Cliff:
U.S. Tax Revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
Federal Budget: $3,820,000,000,000
New Debt: $1,650,000,000,000
National Debt: $14,271,000,000,000
Recent Budget Cuts: $38,500,000,000
Now, remove 8 zeros and let's pretend it's your household budget:
Annual Family Income $21,700
Money the Family Spends: $38,200
New Debt on Credit Cards: $16,500
Outstanding Balance on Credit Cards: $142,271
Total Budget cuts so far: $38.50
If this was YOUR household would you make changes in 2013? Could you sleep at night? Would you expect to get a loan with this balance sheet?
We elect our officials (regardless of party), and they work for us! If we go over the cliff be sure to check your paycheck -- it won't happen on the first check you get, but by February you should see a DRASTIC increase in taxes, REGARDLESS of your salary!
Come on Washington, FIX IT!
I feel better now that I've gotten that off my chest!