The fiscal cliff remains unresolved, and on the cusp of the new year, it appears that dysfunctional government has trumped any self-imposed deadline.
In the days leading up to Christmas, Speaker Boehner could not even manage to cobble together enough votes from the GOP to pass his own bill, “Plan B.”
Congress was left with no choice but to return to Capitol Hill during a holiday week in an effort to at least determine a pathway to the bill.
But little progress has been made and it seems likely that when the clock strikes midnight this evening, we will finally confirm what has been a long, arduous, seemingly inevitable fall off the fiscal cliff.
Has the House fallen too?
Republican Chris Shays is a former Connecticut congressman who served the state's fourth district from 1987 to 2009.