Budget Talks on Agenda as America’s Leaders Negotiate



Boehner: time for Obama to act on fiscal cliff (via AFP)

With 27 days to go before the US economy could plunge over the so-called fiscal cliff, Republicans warned President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he must take the lead in the “critical” next 72 hours and offer a viable solution. The White House and opposition Republicans are struggling to thrash out…





Governors urge action to avoid tumbling off 'fiscal cliff' (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor)

They don’t have a formal seat at the “fiscal cliff” negotiating table, but for the nation’s governors, the stakes couldn’t be higher. A failure by Congress and the White House to reach a deal over spending cuts and tax increases by the end of the year would blow a hole in state budgets and…





Jon Stewart summarizes GOP budget plan: Jump off the fiscal cliff voluntarily (via Raw Story )

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart noted that Republicans proposed a budget plan that was eerily familiar so-called fiscal cliff — the very thing their budget plan was supposed to avert. The fiscal cliff would reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over 10 years through…





Obama Rejects GOP Fiscal Plan (via NewsLook)

US President Barack Obama has rejected a Republican proposal to avert the looming fiscal cliff. The president insists any deal must include a rise in income tax rates on the wealthiest Americans.





AARP Pennsylvania Volunteers Take Message to Washington: Don’t Throw Older Americans Over Economic Cliff (via PR Newswire)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AARP Pennsylvania volunteers and staff today met with members of the state’s Congressional delegation and other key members of Congress involved in the lame duck discussions to avert a so-called “fiscal cliff.”  The AARP volunteers and staff urged…





Countdown to Fiscal Cliff: Obama Rejects Republicans’ Proposal (via NewsLook)

Governor Jack Markell meets with President Obama to talk about how the fiscal cliff affects the state of Delaware.



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