With now less than a month before the country would go over the fiscal cliff, proposals from both sides have been put on the table. While a final deal could look different than the presented plans, they do provide a guide to where the negotiations stand and where lawmakers may head to reach a compromise. To help follow the negotiations, we've created a comparison table of both the President's proposal last week and the Republican offer presented in a letter yesterday.
Today Fix the Debt convenes a major policy conference in Washington, DC to discuss two of the biggest issues in addressing federal budget deficits and the national debt – tax reform and healthcare. The event will be webcast here starting at 8:30 am ET.
Today, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined the Campaign to Fix the Debt Steering Committee. As the former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Mayor Villaraigosa is an important national voice for bringing people together to tackle the nation’s debt.
In our efforts to promote a deal that will avoid the fiscal cliff and a double dip recession, protect the most vulnerable, and put the national debt on a downward path, we have heard from doctors, teachers, National Guard reservists, small business owners and others. They have all expressed their concerns, whether about about protecting Social Security and Medicare, burdening future generations with debt, or the economic outlook of the United States, and are lending their voice to a bipartisan effort…
Join us Tuesday for our half day conference: Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending. The event is being convened by the Campaign to Fix the Debt to bring a diverse group of key health, tax and budget thought leaders together to have a constructive conversation about a path forward on a budget deal.
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