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Senate leaders groped for a last-minute compromise Saturday to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly prevent deep ...
spending cuts at the dawn of the new year. (Dec. 29)
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SHOTLIST:AP - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington Dec. 291. Capitol beauty shot2. Senate floor3. SOUNDBITE: Sen. Roy Blunt - R Missouri(Transcript Below)4. White House beauty shot5. Soundbite President Barack Obama6. House floor7. SOUNDBITE: President Barack Obama(Transcript Below) 8. Capitol Beauty ShotVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:It looks serene from the outside but Senators are said to be working furiously inside trying to find a way to avoid the pending fiscal cliff.With just a couple of days left in the year Senate leaders are groping for a compromise that would avoid middle-class tax increases and deep spending cuts.SOT Senator Roy Blunt (R- Missouri), "Economists not representing either political party have continually warned that going over the so-called fiscal cliff will lead to devastating job losses at a time when American families and small business owners are still struggling to get back on their feet."Something the president agrees with.SOT ObamaWe just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. However the parties differ on just how to avert such a crisis and it's that lack of consensus that could prove insermountable.SOUNDBITE: ObamaIf they still want to vote no, and let this tax hike hit the middle class, that's their prerogative - but they should let everyone vote.That vote could come as early as this weekend in the Senate with the House expecting to act soon afterwards.______ Associated Press