in this post I predicted that this whole fiscal cliff bullshit would be pushed down the road: http://stonepoet.blogspot.com/2012/12/they-created-cliff.html
I was right: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/275061-mcconnell-sequester-will-be-postponed-for-two-months
When will we vote them all out? Oh, never mind, too many people have a stake in the game, on both sides of the political aisle, and from all walks of life.
Slow is the repetition of history, but it does indeed repeat. One day folks will be reading about the "Rise and Fall of the American Empire."