As the so called Fiscal Cliff approaches, Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis is not sure that Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Obama can reach an agreement.
Lummis says there has been little progress talks between Boehner and President Obama. She blames the administration. While Lummis supports modest tax increases, she said there must be substantial budget cuts as well.
“ They will not put their spending cuts on the table, and honestly for people like me they have to have spending cuts in order to get a deal”
Paul Hansen is the regional director for the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan group that advocates reducing the nation's deficit. He travels across Wyoming and the West to convince people of the importance of reducing the national debt.
"Everywhere I go people get it... People understand that everything has to be on the table and people understand that we have compromise in order to solve this problem."
While the fiscal cliff has cast a dark shadow over the nation's economy, for some, there's what you might call a platinum lining. Individuals or families, who own estates or businesses worth five million dollars, can cash in on what appears to be a chance of a lifetime. But the clock is ticking. Rebecca Huntington has more.
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