"Fiscal cliff" talks turn sour, Obama threatens veto
Matt Spetalnick and Mark FelsenthalWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks to avoid a U.S. fiscal crisis stalled on Wednesday as President Barack Obama accused opponents of holding a personal grudge against him while the top Republican negotiator called the president "irrational."
As a year-end deadline nears, Obama and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner are locked in intense bargaining over a possible deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff of harsh tax hikes and automatic spending cuts that could badly damage an already weak economy.
Obama said he was puzzled over what was holding up the talks and told Boehner's Republicans to stop worrying about scoring "a point against the president" or forcing him into concessions "just for the heck of it."
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""Fiscal cliff" talks turn sour, Obama threatens veto", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2012. Consulté le 30/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/fiscal-cliff-talks-turn-sour-obama-threatens-veto