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People Rally In Erie, Scared of Fiscal Cliff

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Many in the country are worried about the Fiscal Cliff. President Obama, on Friday, addressed the issue.

"If Congress does nothing, every family in America will see their income taxes automatically go up on January 1st."

The time for the Bush-era tax cuts are coming to an end, and Congress is not coming to an agreement on what to do next.

The argument spurs from whether or not to extend cuts for the wealthiest two percent. Saturday here in Erie, people gathered outside Congressman Mike Kelly's office, urging him to not extend cuts for that two percent.

"I hope that Mr. Kelly will not just be considering the Republican side, but also the American side," said KC Porter of Girard.

 We reached out to his office here in Erie, they say Congressman Kelly has been clear on his stance.

"Raising tax rates and hurting job creators, and small business owners, is no way to have a real economic recovery," said Brad Moore from Rep. Kelly's Erie office.

No matter where they stand on the issue, people are angry, and say Congress should put aside their parties, and come together for the American people.

"I'm scared," said Brooksie of Erie. "I'm concerned. Its not the America I grew up in."

"I don't want to see everybody's taxes going up, and I hope they can do something about it," said Porter.
   
Congress now has under a month to work something out.

 

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