2012-12-18 20:48:47

Activists push to protect social programs as Boehner unveils “Plan B” in budget talks

A deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” may be taking shape in Washington D.C. In a meeting Monday with House Republican Speaker John Boehner, President Barack Obama offered to raise taxes on fewer wealthy Americans, and accept deep cuts to Social Security and other programs. Though Boehner told reporters Tuesday the deal is "not quite there yet," activists and some progressive lawmakers are already pushing back, saying they’d prefer no deal at all to one they see as fundamentally unfair. On Capitol Hill, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.


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