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Weeks before we fall off the fiscal cliff at the conclusion of this year lawmakers in Washington are reaching out to the people who actually run businesses for help.
Molly Henneberg joins us live from the White House today to tell us about the meaning -- -- Casablanca.
Good morning Steve Gretchen Bryant any president has the bully pulpit.
And President Obama intends to use it more and more the White House says to get across his message his solution on the fiscal cliff.
So today you'll meet with small business owners here at the White House tomorrow he will meet with middle class Americans and on Friday -- make the public case for extending tax cuts on the middle class.
And raising taxes on families making more than 250000.
Dollars when he visits a business in Pennsylvania.
The president's Press Secretary says on this highly charged issue quote public communication is essential.
Some of the lessons that we learned over the last four years I have to do with.
Always being mindful of the fact that the engaging the public on these sometimes.
Policy debates is important because they care and they have a deep stake in the outcome of the debate so we'll continue to do that.
-- also says the president strongly opposes extending tax cuts for families making over 250000.
He says that's the president's quote.
Democrats are standing with him -- -- while Republicans are asking what does a president ready to compromise on.
So will continue to wait on the president hope that he does what it takes to bring people together and forge a compromise.
If he does we'll get there.
And a B doesn't.
We -- it's simple.
The senate has spoken out.
-- Obama has spoken he's promised he won't not sign any bill and mortgages -- future to pay for handouts to the wealthiest 2% of Americans.
House Republican speaker John -- says the GOP is looking for a deal that cut spending.
And closes tax loopholes and some deductions rather than raising tax rates.
That's you -- in your -- going north one White House thank you.
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