BREAKING NEWS: Senate Has a Deal to Avert “Fiscal Cliff” Just in Time on New Year’s Eve

No one expected this… unless of course you frequent Common Sense Conspiracy.  Aides say that a deal has been reached at the twilight hour and Americans can bring in the New Year without worrying about the much-touted fiscal cliff on their 2013 list.  An amiable deal between Republicans and Democrats will raise taxes on those that make $450,000 or more per year by over four percent.  Other than that, the deal does little more than make sure that middle class families will enjoy the same tax rates that George W. Bush gave them years ago.

A great compromise in the face of crisis or political grandstanding at its finest?  You be the judge.