Consider this: if we go over the fiscal cliff, about $600 Billion will be taken out of the economy in a combination of tax increases and lower spending. This is certain to put a stranglehold on an already weak economy. Obama has had trillion dollar deficits each year of his presidency — the highest deficits of all the presidents in history. Even by reducing the deficit to about $500 Billion by the automatic fiscal cliff triggers, Obama would still be responsible for a deficit that is larger than all of his predecessors. Clearly, spending is at the heart of the problem.