do this as a form of political extortion. They hope to get laws passed in their favor. The most significant element of this so called fiscal cliff is the elimination of unemployment benefit insurance extensions, yet we hear very little on this subject. All we hear about is the tax increase aspect of it. Taxes are something the wealthiest Amerikaners wring their hands over. The peasant class broke and penniless are far less concerned about it. This is the face of fascism. A government run solely for the benefit of the rich.