Apparently we’re close. As much as I want a deal to be reached, I repeat, I am so SICK of hearing about the fiscal cliff. I’m afraid, if a deal is reached, people are still going to be unhappy about it, and we’re still going to hear a great deal about it. I’ve refrained from posting, but maybe, just maybe, we’re about to make progress.
(WaPo) President Obama said Monday that an agreement to avoid the worst effects of the year-end fiscal cliff is “within sight,” but he stressed repeatedly that a deal being negotiated by Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is “not done” yet, and he called on lawmakers to remain focused on the needs of the American people rather than politics.
In what the White House billed as an event with middle-class Americans, Obama said there were “still issues to resolve” in the talks. He said he was “hopeful that Congress can get it done. But it’s not done.”