Congress Goes Down To The Wire On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

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Former Pennsylvania senator and one-time presidential hopeful Rick... News PhotoAppearance,Capitol Hill,Cliff,Corridor,Democracy,Family,Friendship,Government,Outdoors,Pennsylvania,Politics,Presidential Candidate,Rick Santorum,Senator,USA,United States Presidential Election,Vertical,Walking,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPFormer Pennsylvania senator and one-time presidential hopeful Rick Santorum makes a non-fiscal cliff related appearance walking around the hallways of Capitol Hill with some friends December 31, 2012, in Washington. DC. President Obama said the fallback deal being negotiated in Congress ahead of a January 1 deadline would start to solve America's budget and deficit problems in several steps rather than in a big, comprehensive deal that he had hoped for. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)