Listen, I have been unemployed since March and I am at risk of losing extended unemployment benefits if we go off the cliff. But I'm willing to work two minimum wage jobs at 60 hours a week to replace my UI benefits while I continue my executive job search in order to pay down this federal debt. I'm a Democrat and I do think the tax increases should start at 250K but I also think we need to cut spending. I'd rather go off the cliff and solve our financial problem now than kick this can down the street again. We all know Congress can't get anything done that will really solve the problem. Let's accept that instead of yelling about it. The country racked up quite a bill with all these wars we raged, the bailouts of Wall Street and free enterprise that should never have been bailed out in a free market system, and the bill is now due. We need to pay it and we all knew it was never going to be painless. So let's just get it over with and pull the Band-aid off quickly. Maybe we Americans will think twice before we support invading foreign countries again and fight regulations on Wall Street that are meant to protect against such crisis if we have to suffer personally and financially over the actual cost of these mistakes in the past.
What do you think of this story?
Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
Be and editor! Choose an option below: