’Twas the week before Christmas, and all through Washington, members of Congress prepared for the holiday at a stalemate over a holiday of another kind.

Sound familiar? The latest standoff over a proposed two-month extension to the payroll tax cut helped Congress earn our “Worst Year in Washington” award. Can they turn things around in 2012? With the end of 2011 fast approaching, we thought it was worth opening the floor for discussion:

Who will be the biggest winners and losers of 2012?

Join The Fix team here live at 3 p.m. ET to weigh in with your best predictions for 2012. Will Congress be able to overcome the brinksmanship that abounded in 2011? How will the primaries play out for Republican frontrunners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich? Will we see a third-party candidate emerge? (Donald Trump, anyone?) Let us know what your predictions are for 2012.

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