Getting out of a fiscal cliff and/or economic depression takes a very long time. To people who say that because of Obama the US is still in a great dept crisis, i'm sure other presidents would also be in the same situations. The debt owned was already very high when Obama became president. He is slowly trying to resolve the fiscal cliff, which will take a long time. The only way to solve the debt crisis is to add on taxes, as if Romney was elected, he would've cut taxes for the rich and increased them for the middle class. The only way to resolve the fiscal cliff is to add on taxes, so don't blame Obama.