MSNBC has a countdown clock on the screen ticking away the hours until we go off the fiscal cliff at midnight. The question now is whether or not all those elected people in Washington even capable of doing what needs to be done.
So many non elected voices have been shouting out solutions but I'd be willing to bet that if those individuals were sitting in congress or the White House, it would not look quite so clear. Each tax increase or decrease has ramifications which will affect large numbers of people and jobs. Huge budget cuts have trickle down effects that reach all of us in some way.
It's harder to be in those seats than it looks, but truly, thoughtful minds have to finally come together and do something. And thoughtful minds don't obsess over what their former donors think. They don't put being re-elected ahead of serious solutions to a bad situation.