Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
When Congress debated the fiscal cliff in December, Republicans threatened to shut down the government in order to get the spending cuts they wanted. During the next budget showdown this March, it looks like they might do the same. DC bureau chief David Corn and Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh discuss how the Republicans will handle the next fiscal cliff—a "three cliff circus," Corn calls it, referring to the debt ceiling, the sequester, and the expiring continuing resolution—on MSNBC's Hardball.