GOP pitches cutting deficit $2.2 trillion

White House:Willing to go over cliff to get tax increases

Posted: December 4, 2012 at 12:13 a.m.

President Barack Obama speaks at The Rodon Group manufacturing facility Friday in Hatfield, Pa. Obama spoke at the toy company about how middle-class Americans would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to act to extend the middle- class tax cuts.

Republican congressional leaders countered President Barack Obama’s deficit reduction proposal with a plan to cut the deficit by $2.2 trillion over the next decade by raising $800 billion in revenue and cutting $1.2 trillion in spending.

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