EJ Dionne predicts:
Somewhere in the course of the year, there will be a groundswell of support for a constitutional amendment requiring all members of Congress to have accounting degrees. The only thing Congress seems to want to do is move from one artificially-created deadline to another, arguing from dawn to dusk about budgets, fiscal cliffs and debt ceilings. Why not, then, just put green eye shades on everybody? The far riskier prediction would see members of Congress finally acting on large national problems such as gun violence, broadly and fairly distributed economic growth, education, immigration, infrastructure and climate change. If they don’t want to do any of that, bring on the accountants.