A new year, same old news
Shame of a way to end and start a year, the same old tiresome infighting that many fear is ruining our country. It would take a lot more than political leaders to ruin such a good thing, but they are trying their best it seems. The economy, I think, will be fine, an increase in taxes or not. Slowing the accumulating debt will boost markets and improve confidence, but no one in DC seems interested in long-term solutions over their short-term soundbites.
Of course, it beats ending the year with celebrity baby news with two of the biggest celebrities... oh, that's tiresome.