‘Fiscal cliff’ already costing jobs

Concern about the “fiscal cliff” already has wiped out nearly 1 million jobs this year, and if Congress fails to act it could result in nearly 6 million jobs lost through 2014, according to a new report by the National Association of Manufacturers. “Everyone is blaming everyone else as the country grinds to a halt,” one manufacturing company executive told the Washington Post. “I don’t think the political leadership in this country has an understanding of how long it could take to turn this boat around.”