Fiscal Cliff and the Federal Budget

Representative Allison Schwartz (D-PA) talked about the possibility of President Obama and Congress reaching an agreement to avoid the… read more

Representative Allison Schwartz (D-PA) talked about the possibility of President Obama and Congress reaching an agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” She was optimistic about the chances for a compromise but agreed with President Obama that raising the tax rate for the wealthiest Americans was essential.*She also acknowledged the necessity of budget cuts.*

The program was part of a National Journal forum on the economy and the middle class.

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
309834-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 7, 2012
Last Aired:
Dec 11, 2012

Airing Details

  • Dec 07, 2012 | 9:14am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 07, 2012 | 6:04pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 07, 2012 | 9:32pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 08, 2012 | 2:09am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 08, 2012 | 5:57am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 11, 2012 | 8:17am EST | C-SPAN 3
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