Hey unemployed, seniors, the disabled, poor kids I know you may be facing cuts in benefits you desperately need and that this stuff does seem to be the essence of government and y’know maintaining any semblance of a quality of life.  The rest of you might be concerned about your taxes, or what a fairer share for some might be.

But the fiscal cliff is about other things that the Village takes far  more seriously:

In case you were wondering why politics is so screwed up — politicians take guys like Chris Cillizza seriously — because they think you take him seriously.

How seriously do they take you?

Not so much.