Column: Bipartisanship, compromise needed to avoid fiscal cliff

The spirit of compromise survived less than 24 post-election hours. By then House Republicans ruled out any tax increase, while the president called for a tax increase on the rich.

I think this is increasing evidence that we will come very close to the fiscal cliff. This is because the fiscal cliff might well be the best compromise that can be worked out in D.C. in the coming months.

Let me explain.

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