This is a sincere question for people who really understand the "fiscal cliff".
Given, that the President is in a pretty strong bargaining position (I don't think he should be offering anything at all), and
given, that a large portion of the American people are scared of a possible recession, and
given, that we are within a few days of going over the "cliff", and
given, that recalcitrant Republicans have their backs against the wall and may be extremely vulnerable to public pressure,
How much of a deal would it take to technically avoid the fiscal cliff? Would an agreement to lower taxes for the 98% be enough to do the job?