The graphic which shows why the GOP wasn't so keen on the Senate's fiscal cliff bill...
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How about this for a scary picture?
The red column on the right represents the total size of the US budget deficit (as of 2011). If you scroll down, eventually you will reach a small green shape in about the same amount of time it takes to boil an egg. That shape represents the annual tax increase from the Senate-approved Fiscal Cliff bill ($62 billion).
Drop, meet ocean.
H/T Zero Hedge
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