The impending "fiscal cliff" has been a cause for discussion across the US and has been mentioned on Twitter 1.4 million times in the last month, according to the Twitter government and politics team:
1.4 million: the number of Twitter mentions for #fiscalcliff and "fiscal cliff" in the last 30 days with one-third in the last week.
America's financial crisis has been averted, not solved. We've had the fiscal cliff. Now get ready for the debt abyss.
Democrats and Republicans have so far failed to agree on an alternative plan to the tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 1.