Article Photos: Most in US won't be able to escape 'fiscal cliff' 2/2

  FILE - In this April, 15, 2008, file photo, Dana Pinero, of New York, foreground, waits in line to mail tax returns for both herself and her boyfriend at the James A. Farley Main Post Office in New York. The package of tax increases and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff” takes effect on January 1, 2013, unless Congress passes a budget deal by then. The economy would be hit so hard that it would likely sink into recession in the first half of 2013, economists say. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)