So we slammed our brakes on right before going over the cliff, and instead we simply picked up a rock and brained ourselves a few times, so that way we can simply fall over the cliff next year. Taxes were raised, but no spending cuts were made to anything, because every single government program is vital and super important, and simply can’t be cut. At all. Ever. But don’t worry, I’m sure all that new tax revenue (there won’t actually be any as the economy shrinks, but go with it) it will totally take care of our spending problems.
Here is a nifty graph I found on the Blaze which shows what a difference this will make. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/stunning-graphic-shows-possible-reason-the-house-gop-is-balking-at-senates-fiscal-cliff-bill/