City Hall Carolers Make Up Song About the Fiscal Cliff

A group of City Hall carolers have achieved something I thought impossible–they breathed a flicker of life into the most ill-named and over-covered political story of the year: The Fiscal Cliff negotiations. Ostensibly lobbying Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to raise taxes on the wealthy and avoid spending cuts to social services, the revelers overdubbed “Deck the Halls” with cheery lines like “Cuts for millionaires are a folly, fa la la la la la la la la” and “Treat the cap gains more like wages, fa la la la la la la la la.” Given the latest out of Washington, that Democrats are likely to accept a two-year raise in Medicare eligibility in exchange for tax increases, the group probably isn’t going to get any more joyous. [Newsworks]