Few Pleased by Fiscal Cliff Deal

Missed opportunities, can kicking


The last-minute deal-making on Capitol Hill may have helped avert the fiscal cliff for now, but many commentators expressed pessimism over the agreement and the distressing sight of lawmakers allowing the world's largest economy to teeter near economic disaster.

"This is a bad bill that made a bad situation worse," Richard Haas, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, said Wednesday on MSNBC's Morning Joe.