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November 29, 2012


GOP Rejects Obama Offer on Fiscal Cliff

The Wall Street Journal reports President Obama "made an opening bid in budget talks with Republicans that calls for a $1.6 trillion tax increase, $50 billion in infrastructure spending in 2013 and new power to raise the federal debt limit, a provocative set of demands that Republicans said represented a step backward in efforts to avoid looming tax increases and spending cuts."

"The proposal marked an opening salvo in negotiations over the fiscal cliff and represented a particularly expansive version of the White House's wish list, with a heavy focus on tax increases and spending proposals--including keeping in place a payroll-tax cut and extended unemployment benefits."

"Republicans haven't put any comparable offer on the table."












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