Fiscal Cliff

Fiscal Cliff Bargain May Stumble Over Democrats

The donkey party is stubbornly refusing to consider doing anything about entitlements

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All the optimism that the fiscal cliff will be avoided rests on the idea that Republicans are ready to give way on tax hikes.

Yet, even if Republicans now seem more willing to meet in some undefined "middle," there is no evidence that Democrats are prepared to accept the pain of going halfway.