Because nothing is funnier than a fiscal cliff No movement but lots of talk on Twitter about the showdown in Washington macleans.ca December 1, 2012 Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 0 [View the story “Because nothing is funnier than a fiscal cliff” on Storify] Because nothing is funnier than a fiscal cliff U.S. President Barack Obama used his Saturday-morning address to lobby for a deal on tax rates. Just a day earlier, John Boehner, Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, said negotiations had reached a stalemate. ‘Let’s not kid ourselves,’ he said. ‘At this moment, we’re almost nowhere.’ Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Sat, Dec 01 2012 08:57:57 No movement, but still plenty of headlines: Hey @cnnbrk tell us more about the "fiscal cliff" http://pic.twitter.com/zVyLQx01AmberBear This is how you know you live in the DC area – fiscal cliff countdowns during commercial breaks. http://pic.twitter.com/93RTP7rrChris Cardno And editorial cartoons: The fiscal cliff http://pic.twitter.com/xMC7Nk8ZDenise Cartoon: Obama’s fiscal cliff compromise http://pic.twitter.com/hUsz1GBSRix Tillman Fiscal Cliff Negotiations http://pic.twitter.com/7ReouH9YJoe King Fiscal Cliff cartoon http://pic.twitter.com/00c21h0XBlacked Out News And, of course, lots of people trying to be funny — some with the assistance of Wile E. Coyote: The fiscal cliff: when congressmen who are protected from a pay cut decide what happens to everyone else.Andy Borowitz @replouiegohmert As for the fiscal cliff, put it back on Obama; remember his slogan for our country:>> http://pic.twitter.com/c7i8h9tpSusan Exclusive fiscal cliff meeting pic. President on left, Boehner on right : http://pic.twitter.com/J9QDfvZ0Harold Itzkowitz This picture sums up the #fiscalcliff debate http://pic.twitter.com/pwqesLOUAmy Fiscal Cliff for DUMMIES #tcot #teaparty #tlot #fiscalcliff #socialists #democrats #obama http://pic.twitter.com/xRncaci8JMAN The Fiscal Cliff is a creation of The Federal Reserve. Quit using their money http://pic.twitter.com/L4pCHU6MJ Zi FISCAL CLIFF :( http://pic.twitter.com/Ek5E5MSUJim Zeppelin Fiscal Cliff http://pic.twitter.com/4tH95oXLOh My Gosh It’s Josh Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: U.S. economy Advertisement About this author macleans.ca Macleans.ca administrator Other articles Maclean's on the Hill: On drugs, deficits and doctor-assisted death What's the minimum IQ of a genius? Take our Maclean's Quiz challenge! + 12 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous With one small patch, history is made on NBA All-Star weekend Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.