I was watching CNN yesterday morning and I found out that we have a huge crisis on our hands:
THE FISCAL CLIFF!
I watched a bunch of segments on it and -- well, it turns out that I never actually found out what the FISCAL CLIFF is or what I should be doing about it. I got a weird sense that the TV people didn't actually know either.
But man, was Soledad sure pulling her hair out!
From what I can gather, sometime in January, the following will happen:
* ATMs will stop working
* Bank accounts will be frozen
* Our food supply will be interrupted
* All government benefits like Social Security, Medicare and VA benefits will stop being paid
All unless Congress does something ...
ABOUT THE FISCAL CLIFFFFF!!!!!1
We just came through Hurricane Sandy and a brutal early winter snowstorm here in the Northeast. I learned a bit about emergency preparedness, but not enough.
I'm wondering about how all of you are preparing for the FISCAL CLIFF.
Canned food? Emergency shelter? How about mobile phones -- will they continue to work? I ordered a bunch of batteries, candles and a camp stove from Amazon.com last week and I'll be storing a bunch of potable water and things I can cook at home on a butane burner.
The floor is yours.