Re "Cliff dive will be costly" (Page A1, Dec. 29): Your newspaper's continuous breast-beating about the imminent "fiscal cliff" is unreasonable. For decades now, we have been fiscally irresponsible as a people and a nation.
The real "fiscal cliff" will be when the debt collector finally comes calling. Yet we are hoping that our politicians will be able to "tweak" the situation so we punt the ball out some more. Perhaps it is time we bravely stood up to the consequences of our actions.
-- Rahul Ranade, Sacramento