“”Fiscal cliff” deal could fall in Harry Reid’s hands”

CBS NEWS

By Nancy Cordes

(CBS News) HAWAII – Democrats are now moving ahead on their own plan to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” now that talks have broken down with House Speaker John Boehner.

The White House and congressional leaders have until January 1 to work out a budget deal.

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Whatever happens next may essentially be a last-ditch effort to avert the “fiscal cliff.” Sources tell CBS News that aides to the president have been in preliminary talks with aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who himself was in Hawaii this weekend for the funeral of Sen. Daniel Inouye.

Reid is now working, sources say, on a smaller package than the comprehensive deal the president was working on with Boehner. The package would prevent tax rates from rising for middle-class families and perhaps cut some spending and tie up a few other loose ends… (Excerpt)

4 thoughts on ““”Fiscal cliff” deal could fall in Harry Reid’s hands”

  1. Reid is a total idiolog and idiot. He has had no answers since 2008and can not even figure out a budget plan.

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