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Rep. Brad Miller Reacts To Fiscal Cliff Deadline

11:41 PM, Dec 28, 2012   |    comments
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WFMY News 2 -- A frustrated President Obama addressed the nation Friday night, about the progress in making a fiscal cliff deal.

If top congressional leaders can't come up with a compromise by Sunday, the president wants the entire Congress to vote up or down on plan b, basically a stop-gap measure to keep the nation from going over the so-called cliff and raising taxes until a better deal can be hammered out.

Just after the president talked, we talked to Representative Brad Miller by phone to get his take.

"I cannot imagine in the next three days anything significant will happen. It's possible something will pass that will postpone some of the tax increases and perhaps some of the extended cuts that would push us back into a recession. It's not like we will literally fall off a cliff to our deaths on Tuesday if there is not a deal," said Rep. Brad Miller, (D) North Carolina.

Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell returned to the Senate floor, pledging to work through the weekend.

Democratic and Republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases, but the income threshold is not yet clear.

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