"Fiscal cliff" deal seen difficult by Christmas: Reid

WASHINGTON Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:04pm EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday that it will be difficult for Congress to reach agreement on resolving the "fiscal cliff" tax hikes and spending cuts before Christmas.

"Until we hear something from Republicans, there's nothing to draft," Reid told reporters in the Capitol, referring to writing legislation to implement a deal.

"It's going to be extremely difficult to get it done before Christmas," he added.

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AlkalineState wrote:
We don’t need a deal by Christmas. What Americans want for Christmas is to see the republicans make asses of themselves again. And that’s a given nowadays. So in this way, we are very easy to please.

Dec 11, 2012 4:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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