"Tomorrow the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American — 99.81 percent of the American people. Then the President will have a decision to make. He can call on Senate Democrats to pass that bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history," – Speaker John Boehner, today.
Actually, the largest tax increase in American history was written into the tax cuts themselves, if they failed to produce enough revenue to finance the government. Which they didn't. The reason we may go over the cliff is entirely because the GOP is more ideological than it is responsible.