The Washington Post isn't man enough to tell you all that though, they made up the "fiscal cliff" excuse.
When The Usurper slinked up to the podium today to do a press conference, the market sank like a bag full of 50 pound boulders in a gunny sack dropped in Lake Michigan. Here's the Washington Post's headline today:
Dow Jones industrial average drops 200 points; investors worry about “fiscal cliff”
What a joke.
When you lie to the American people, eventually you are exposed. It always turns out that way.