The biggest thing that is going to happen after January First is January Second
Anyone who has gone beyond the hype known as the "Fiscal Cliff" will have noticed by now that those things that are supposed to be connected uniquely to the cliff, are actually those things that the GOP has been demanding since the 2010 midterm elections.
Things like playing around with medicare and medicaid, attempting to mess up Social Security that is NOT connected to the federal budget, Playing with unemployment, extending the Bush Tax cuts, and preventing the top 2% from paying their fair share of the taxes by pretending they are the job creators without holding them to actually creating jobs and not posting record profits are somehow suddenly connected to the threat of the fiscal cliff.
We have faced y2k, rapture, and the Mayan Apocalypse which all turned out to just be someone's scare tactic to bring the majority to their side of an issue. They did not happen.
Now we can add the "fiscal cliff" to the list.
The biggest thing that is going to happen after January First is January Second.