How come the "fiscal cliff" budget cuts would damage the economy so catastrophically, but the "grand bargain" budget cuts would magically grow the economy?
Maybe there's a good answer? If there's not a good answer, that indicates that we're being scammed into Grover Norquist's framing, and that we should perhaps stop worrying and learn to love the cliff. There's no real point to agreeing to anything we don't want to save the middle class tax cuts. For political reasons they will be continued/reinstated by a bipartisan majority regardless of the outcome of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, we all know that.