Obama makes final “fiscal cliff” appeal before Hawaii vacation

Published on NewsOK Published: December 21, 2012

Brian Hughes

President Obama on Friday pressed Congress to at least pass a stopgap measure to prevent taxes from going up on virtually all Americans at the end of the year, looking to break the logjam on deadlocked fiscal negotiations.

Obama made a late afternoon appearance in the White House Briefing Room Friday to assure Americans he was committed to reaching a deal with Republicans despite stalled talks on the so-called fiscal cliff.

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