Congress' last-minute deal cut the so-called fiscal cliff in half, lessening economic headwinds in the short term, but much work remains to address longer-term debt and deficit issues, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Speaker of the House John Boehner said Tuesday that House Republicans would introduce a bill to raise tax rates for millionaires as a "Plan B" in case his negotiations with President Obama on averting the fiscal cliff fail to produce an agreement.
President Barack Obama made a last- minute appeal for compromise as three senators said the chances were greater than 50-50 for a deal to avert more than $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. In an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," ...
President Barack Obama had a warning for John Boehner at a Dec. 13 White House meeting: Stop opposing higher tax rates for top earners, or the president would dedicate his second term to blaming Republicans for a global recession.
President Obama, facing a budget stalemate with Republicans, urged leaders of both parties to assemble an interim bill to keep taxes from rising on middle- income Americans as they work on a more comprehensive plan.