As the nation careens toward the end of the year “fiscal cliff,” politicians and pundits are expressing many assumptions, some of which are incorrect. Here are five common myths about the fiscal cliff.
Myth #1: Democrats Want to Compromise, Republicans Do Not
A plurality of Americans believe that if a compromise is not reached, Republicans will be mostly to blame. This should come as no surprise when much of the reporting on the fiscal cliff implies that House Republicans are the main obstacle to reaching an agreement.