Report: Obama Fiscal Cliff Remarks Spark Republican Threats To Blow Up Deal
The president irked several Republican aides, who suggested that the entire fiscal cliff deal had been complicated because of his tone and criticism, the Huffington Post reports.
With hours remaining to avert the so-called fiscal cliff President Barack Obama said a deal is “within sight” and urged lawmakers to come together to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that kick in on Tuesday, the Huffington Post reports.
But his midday press conference, the report said, with a group of middle-class Americans looking on, was not without a bit of bravado as well. Obama took multiple shots at Congress for its clumsiness in negotiations and insisted that he'd demand more tax hikes if the legislative body used the impending debt ceiling standoff to demand spending cuts.
From the report:
In the process, the president irked several Republican aides, who suggested that the entire fiscal cliff deal had been complicated because of his tone and criticism.
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