2012-11-13 20:57:28

Advocates urge protection of social programs as lawmakers face spending cut deadlines

In Washington, orientation begins today for the many newly-elected members of Congress, while those already serving reconvened after a seven-week recess with a long and urgent to-do list. Groups from all sides of the political spectrum are weighing how best to avert the tax break expirations and automatic spending cuts set to be triggered by the end of the year.  A wealthy and powerful lobby group is mobilizing CEOs to push for continued corporate and upper-income tax breaks, paid for by deep cuts to social safety programs.

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