MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell gave a frightening look at the self-described "Progressive" solution to the fiscal cliff. Howard Dean stated that everyone, not just top income earners, need to pay higher taxes. Dean argued that the higher taxes caused by the cliff made going over the cliff the best idea.
MSNBC analyst Krystal Ball stated that deficit reduction was a bad idea and no spending cuts should be part of the fiscal cliff compromise. She also agreed with Dean's assertion that in order to fund massive government programs, taxes would have to go up on huge chunks of the American public.