Getting really, really, really tired of the metaphor:
Here's why many are optimistic that a brief fall over the cliff wouldn't derail the economic recovery:
For the last time, there is no such thing as a "brief fall over the cliff." You fall over a cliff, you hit bottom -- there's no turning back.
Tired of the whole story, as a matter of fact. The "cliff" means automatic spending cuts and tax increases. We must avoid the cliff by approving . . . spending cuts and tax increases. Isn't that like trying to avoid a headache by hitting yourself in the head with a hammer?