Fiscal Cliff? Don't make me laugh. Compared to what's coming down the road, it's more like stepping off a curb. This butt hurt is simply a ruse by the left to get what they've wanted for decades, more taxes. The defecit they are talking about doesn't include medicare and medicaid debt that will have to be paid not far down the road, by many estimates to be about 80+ TRILLION DOLLARS! The reason you don't hear about it is that no politician on either side wants to touch it for fear of losing votes. Tax the rich? Even if we don't count the $80+ trillion, and only look at the $16 trillion, it's spitting in the ocean. And the democrat party has taken entitlements off the table. Once again you are being duped by obama, the left and the left wing media. Here's a few facts for ya: 1. Increased revenue to the government = increased spending, never paying down debt. 2. If the economy collapses, the rich won't be hurt by it. Only the poor and middle class. 3. Politicians, all of them, are rich. Some are super rich. They aren't going to REALLY increase their own taxes. 4. Those making >$250k and less than multi-millions will suffer, and most of them are the job creators, you know, small businesses.