President Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Photo by: Charles Dharapak

President Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)