White House Daily Briefing

Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions primarily on negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax… read more

Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions primarily on negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. The House of Representatives was preparing to vote on Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal, which would raise income tax rates of those making $1 million or more. President Obama had threatened to veto the Boehner plan. President Obama also had said that he would not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling.

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

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Program ID:
310046-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Briefing Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 20, 2012

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  • Dec 20, 2012 | 2:50pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 20, 2012 | 2:55pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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