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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- You can blame the Democrats, you can blame the Republicans but "don't you dare blame Ben Bernanke" for the failure to avoid the fiscal cliff, Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers Wednesday. The Fed chairman made it clear today the Fed is doing everything it can to get people to work by keeping interest rates at near zero until the unemployment rate drops to 6.5%, Cramer said. "Going over the fiscal cliff could cost the country about two million jobs, jobs we cannot afford to lose," Cramer pointed out. That, in turn, has an effect on the direction of the market. When employment goes up, jobs are being created and the largest number of stocks go up. But the converse is also true and "you need to sell when people are being fired left and right." Cramer said Bernanke, who first came up with the term "fiscal cliff," "seems to think we're going to go over it," Cramer said. "I think Bernanke is doing everything he can do to deal with the inaction in Washington." Republicans won't budge on raising taxes and the president isn't offering any real spending cuts. "The problem isn't the Fed," Cramer said. "The problem is elected officials in Washington being unable to compromise. Falling over the fiscal cliff is looking more and more likely and it could wreak havoc on the U.S. economy." Bernanke can't do it all by himself. That's why we need people to "rise above and get a deal, almost any deal, before it is too late."