WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Republicans Thursday rejected an offer from U.S. President Barack Obama to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, calling it a step backwards.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made the rounds on Capitol Hill, presenting a package calling for a $1.6 trillion tax increase, a $50 billion economic-stimulus program and new power to raise the federal debt limit without congressional approval, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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