The fiscal cliff represents a combination of government spending cuts (especially in the military through sequestration) and tax hikes set to take effect in January. Congress brings the nation to this point after their inability to forge a deficit reduction deal over the summer of 2011.
Done. After countless hours of campaigning and millions of dollars spent running ads, Barak Obama will remain the 44th President of the United States of America. It was a hard fought battle but the campaign did what it was supposed to do: show Americans two differing views of the future. Citizens went to the polls in mass force yesterday letting their voice be heard.