Just 33 days remain until the United States falls off the fiscal cliff. As politicians in Washington continue to hash out their plans to prevent it, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner heads to Capitol Hill for separate meetings with Congressional leaders today. Both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner made optimistic predictions yesterday, but it still remains to be seen how much each side is willing to give to reach a compromise. Erick Erickson, a CNN Contributor and the Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com, offers his view live on “Early Start” this morning.
Erickson says Congress should not rush to reach a deal before the January 1 deadline. "I think it’s really foolish for anybody out there to think that Congress is going to be able to come to some sort of resolution," he says. "Congress is the one that designed the fiscal cliff.” He says Congress is now "scrambling" for a deal and new members are coming in after the election, "so, why not wait until the first of the year?" Erickson suggests. "Move the marker."