Negotiating a Fiscal Cliff Deal

WASHINGTON (WIFR) -- In Washington, lawmakers are getting quite the earful today, about why they need to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

Economists are on Capitol Hill, warning the consequences could be dire if automatic tax increases and spending cuts do go into effect.

The White House has made clear that could happen, if republicans refuse to raise taxes on the top two percent of earners. Congressman Adam Kinzinger says republicans are willing to put revenue on the table, to put an end to this stalemate.

"That's a big deal for republicans because we don't believe revenue, a, it's not going to solve the deficit and b it's not going to create jobs but we understand we have to come to the middle and be willing to make a deal, the president has yet to come forward with any specific cuts, any real attempts to fiscal solvency," said Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R) 11th District.

There are just 25 days left to work out some sort of a deal.

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