I thought it's time for another chat with Bo the Builder, on the subject of the much belabored fiscal cliff. We met as usual at our favorite coffee emporium.
"Bo," I started, "you're a practical thinker, what's your opinion of how the Fiscal Cliff will ultimately be resolved?"
"Glad you asked," replied Bo. "We all need to put on our thinking caps because we're going to get nipped in the long run. And I consider myself conservative."
I raised my eyebrows.
"Get nipped?" I said in surprise. "Are you insinuating that we will pay (gasp) higher taxes?"
Bo grimaced. …