Obama Fiscal Cliff

President Obama: Fiscal Cliff Failure Will Occur if GOP Can’t Say Yes
December 30th, 2012

President Obama said that House Republicans seem not willing to compromise over the so-called 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.

Fiscal Cliff Talks: President Obama to Meet with Congressional Leaders Friday
December 27th, 2012

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are to meet on Friday for the first time since November to reach an agreement on the so-called fiscal cliff.

The White House Urges Republicans Not to block ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal
December 26th, 2012

The White House on Wednesday urged congressional Republicans not to stand in the way of a resolution in the U.S. Congress.

President Obama Will Cut Short Vacation to Work on Fiscal Cliff
December 25th, 2012

President Barack Obama ends his Hawaiian vacation and leaves for Washington aiming to make a bid to reach a fiscal-cliff deal before the year ends.

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.

Fiscal Cliff: John Boehner Proposes Debt Ceiling Lift for One Year
December 16th, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has offered to take the debt ceiling off the table for one year, marking a breakthrough in the speaker’s fiscal cliff negotiations with President Obama.

Obama and Boehner Hold ‘Frank’ Meeting Amid ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Frustration
December 14th, 2012

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met on Thursday to discuss one more time impending tax hikes and spending cuts, nut nothing significant was offered.

Fiscal Cliff Talks: Progress Quietly Begins As Both Sides Make Opening Bids
December 3rd, 2012

Buried in the stories and slightly visible behind the public posturing, signs are emerging that a deal considering ‘fiscal cliff’ is possible.

Pressuring Republicans, President Obama Takes his Fiscal Plan to Pennsylvania
November 30th, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Rodon Group, a manufacturer of toys in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, November 30, 2012. Obama pushed for congress to resolve the issue of U.S. debt and Bush-era tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of the year.

Cracks Show in Republican Unity on Tax Rates
November 29th, 2012

Republicans began to show cracks after a conservative congressman said he would back an agreement with President Obama to raise tax rate for wealthy Americans but extend tax cuts for income below $250,000.

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks Will Likely Target Medicare, Social Security, Programs for the Poor
November 12th, 2012

U.S.lawmakers will get round the table on Friday in order to tackle the ‘fiscal cliff.’

Elections 2012: Romney Hits Obama on Looming ‘Fiscal Cliff’
September 16th, 2012

Mitt Romney accused Barack Obama on Saturday of standing by while a looming budgetary calamity unfolds in Washington.