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Area’s reps see need for a 'fiscal cliff' deal

Options laid out to avert ‘fiscal cliff’

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio discuss the "fiscal cliff" talks with reporters Friday in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio discuss the "fiscal cliff" talks with reporters Friday in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.
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Capital Region congressional representatives are calling for various degrees of compromise to avoid across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases at the start of 2013. The “fiscal cliff” the country is trying to avoid is mostly the result of the expiring tax cuts passed under President George W. Bush and the 2011 failure by a joint Congressional committee, known as the “supercommittee,” to reach a compromise on spending cuts and additional revenues. That supercommittee’s failure prompts ...


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