The New York Times headlined "Senate Leaders Set to Work on a Last-Minute Tax Agreement."
The Washington Post said "Agreement within reach on 'fiscal cliff' deal, officials say."
"Cliff Deal Hinges on Senators," headlined the Wall Street Journal . Senate leaders said they'd "launch a last-ditch weekend effort to avert the so-called fiscal cliff."
Unexplained is that none exists. Hype substitutes for reality. Budget and deficit problems are real. Effective fixes are spurned. Destructive ones are prioritized.
Progressive Radio News Hour regular Paul Craig Roberts told listeners that suspending Afghan military operations for three months would solve things for now. Ending hostilities entirely would do so longer term.
Prioritizing peace over war, using US resources responsibly, enacting sustainable economic growth legislation, re-industrializing America, and job creation would do so in perpetuity.
Obama and party bosses don't explain. Nor do media scoundrels. On December 26, a New York Times editorial headlined "Fiscal Endgame," saying:
House Republicans "rejected (Obama's) overly generous budget deal." They also "rejected their own leadership's proposal."
No deal means ordinary Americans will be hit hardest, claims The Times. Omitted was explaining bipartisan agreement to destroy social America. Details alone remain to be resolved.