Talks of falling over the fiscal cliff have been going on among lots of people living in East Tennessee.
Elise Parsons said, "I think it's disheartening with the arguing going back and forth."
Parsons is one of many people who have been focused on the back and forth in Washington, D. C. as legislators try to come to a compromise.
She said, "It's frustrating to hear and to watch just because they're the elected officials and they represent us, but they can't find a term to come to that will satisfy everybody."
And she's not the only one feeling that way.
Local radio and television talk show host Hallerin Hilton Hill says a lot of people have a lot to say about the issue.
Hill said, "They're saying don't raise my taxes. So if you're middle class whatever you have to do so that you don't raise my taxes, do that. But at the high end, some, not all, are saying don't raise my taxes."
But Parson believes regardless of what happens, it's going to cost someone something.
Parsons said, "I would prefer it not be the communities around here, but it's not looking so great. But the problem is where are they going to pull it from and what are they going to do?"