Harry Reid Fiscal Cliff

President Obama: ‘Modestly Optimistic’ Fiscal Cliff Deal Can be Reached
December 28th, 2012

President Barack Obama held out hope for a last-minute agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of tax increases and spending cuts after a meeting with congressional leaders, scolding Congress for leaving the problem unresolved until the eleventh hour.

Obama Tries to Rescue ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks for Post-Christmas Deal
December 21st, 2012

In remarks before flying to Hawaii for a break, Obama suggested reaching a short-term deal on taxes and extending unemployment insurance to avoid the worst effects of the “fiscal cliff” on ordinary Americans at the start of the New Year.