Because in 2013 there's more facing the United States and the rest of the world than just the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling!
Although you wouldn't know it by watching and listening to the priorities of the Obama administration, or by the performance of our MIA Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is apparently on the 21-day disabled list, there are some serious political, social and economic crises brewing both at home and around the globe for 2013.
These are links to articles concerning some of these potential flash points from a variety of different sources.
Global news you need to know about!
Potential escalation of the Japan-China conflict over the Senkaku Islands! "Chinese Aerial Patrols Over Senkaku Islands"
The Political Commentator (http://s.tt/1xK3s)