I was glad to see that Brad Miller voted against the "Avoid the Cliff" compromise that passed through Congress like so much shit through a goose last night. (Mike McIntyre also voted against it, but I'm guess he was probably just confused.) The process was sausage-making at its worst, producing a rank piece of legislation that offered as much to corporate interests as it did to actual people, while doing nothing to rein in our insanely bloated defense budget, the grand-daddy of all special interests.
The winners? A predictable lists of corporate power players like Disney, Goldman Sachs, and NASCAR. All of which means that 2013 will be nothing more than business-as-usual in an America where companies have more rights than human beings.