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Obama: An agreement is "within sight"

Serious deficit reduction requires "shared sacrifice" the president said, without giving specifics

Alex Halperin
January 1, 2013 12:08AM (UTC)

President Barack Obama said that a Congressional deal was possible before the so-called "fiscal cliff" kicks in.

Speaking before an appreciative audience his tart speech lightly mocked Congress and emphasized that any deal would include tax hikes on the rich and some types of spending cuts.


Watch (The speech begins at the 49 minute mark.):

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