A big disconnect between Republicans, Democrats as 'fiscal cliff' clock ticks

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | 5:53 p.m. CST; updated 6:53 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WASHINGTON — Republicans' newfound willingness to consider tax increases to avert the "fiscal cliff" comes with a significant caveat: larger cuts than Democrats seem willing to consider to benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid and the president's health care overhaul.