Re "Obama blames stalemate on GOP animosity" (Page A7, Dec. 20): Both parties are playing political games with the "fiscal cliff." I don't think you can tax your way to a balanced budget, and I don't think you can cut your way to a zero deficit budget.
The only hope is to come up with a combination of both tax increases and spending cuts. We must also totally overhaul our worthless, outdated tax code.
I'm not going to hold my breath on any of this because Washington politics gets in the way of everything.
-- Don Perera, Rocklin