- It's a contradiction that going over the cliff will induce a deal without hurting the economy. If we don't feel pain, what induces the deal? If we do feel pain, then it was a blunder.
- There's no reason a better deal would happen post cliff. More likely going over triggers a blame game.
- The GOP may take a hard line on reversing spending cuts.
- Going over the cliff will represent a dangerous way Washington does business.