United States

Dec 19, 2012

Obama weighs up letting the budget go over the cliff

The "fiscal cliff" is dominating political news in the United States, where come January 1, tax rises and spending cuts will kick in under the current deal, unless Obama and the House can negotiate a better one.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

With Christmas bearing down on Americans -- they call it "the holidays", Let It Snow and All I want for Frikkin Christmas are being drummed manically through every free audial space -- there's something else on the way too.

Free Trial

You've hit members-only content.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions

3 comments

Leave a comment

3 thoughts on “Obama weighs up letting the budget go over the cliff

  1. mattsui

    Thanks for another interesting year of insights and insults, GR.
    That last line could be your best of the year.
    “Happy Holidays”
    Matt.

  2. zut alors

    The last two lines are on the mark.

    A sugary carols overdose can be very uncomfortable but always clears up before the new year. Or, as our US cousins are wont to say, ‘new years’.

  3. TheFamousEccles

    The comment regarding the Tea Party is spot on – they are “bomb-throwers”, with very little interest in the way things are, currently. It doesn’t match their version of reality.
    .

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details

Sending...