These politicans can't negotiate. We are more screwed than Marilyn Monroe in a room full of Kennedy's. {Ed.}

 In the latest round of back-and-forth on the fiscal cliff, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner talked on the phone Wednesday and announced they would have a highly anticipated face-to-face meeting. But don’t get too excited: there was no announcement of any deal—or even any hint of a compromise. Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC on Wednesday that the president is “absolutely” ready to jump over the fiscal cliff in Republicans won’t budge on tax hikes for the wealthiest Americans. If a budget deal is not made by Jan. 1, a set of draconian spending cuts will automatically go into place at the same time that the Bush tax cuts expire—a set of conditions known as the fiscal cliff.