We have more to worry about from the moral cliff than the fiscal cliff.
The moral cliff is at the end of the wide road that leads to hell. The road is level and pleasant at the beginning, filled with sinful pleasures along the way, but, as St. John Bosco saw in a dream, the farther souls travel on the road the steeper the descent becomes to the point it's so steep turning back is almost impossible. Imagine yourself sliding toward a precipice. Faster and faster you fall reaching for anything you can grasp to save yourself. You see the cliff below you and there is no way to stop. That is what Don Bosco saw in his dream of sinners on the road to hell. They literally slid down the incline and fell off the cliff into the hell fires below.
Sobering thought, isn't it? Of course, you can laugh and say you don't believe in hell, but what a surprise if you die and find out you were wrong. Pascal's wager still applies today. You have nothing to lose by acting like you believe in God and living a life of service and love of others. You have everything to lose, if you live a selfish, sinful life and find God's justice waiting for you on the other side.