CNBC keeps trumpeting the "rise above" slogan in reference to the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. Nothing could do more damage than "rising above." Rising above is how we got to this point. "Rise above" means "kick the can down the road." It is time, way past time, to not rise above. Face the reality. Don't duck reality by adopting the "rise above" strategy of the Jim Cramer no-nothings on CNBC.
Coming to a bogus agreement that does nothing to change the trajectory of medicare, medicaid and social security, accelerates the US on the path to bankruptcy. If you like modern Greece and want to get there as soon as possible, then "rise above."
If you want the US to return to fiscal solvency, then don't rise above. Instead fight the current media frenzy to get to a fiscal deal regardless of what it implies for our future.