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November 27th, 2012
08:41 AM ET

Financial services committee member Congresswoman Maxine Waters discusses the fiscal cliff

Tensions are high in Washington as the January 1st fiscal cliff deadline nears.Politicians on both sides of the aisle have publicly shared willingness to compromise, but no deal is yet in sight.

A senior Democratic aide told CNN that talks haven't been productive, but they're still in the early stages, while GOP aides are only saying that talks are continuing. The White House said yesterday that the president is reaching out to leaders on both side of the aisle to touch base. 

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a Democrat from California. She joins Deborah Feyerick on Early Start this morning to weigh in on the progress.

Rep. Waters is also the Chief Deputy Minority Whip and serves on the Financial Services and Judiciary Committees.

Filed under: 2012 • Fiscal cliff • Politics
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. K J

    Ms Waters is an ignorant simpleton. She, and others like her in our goverment, are the reason our country finds itself in the position we face. We need people in goverment that act more like business people. Individuals that ca analize the FACTS and make decisions. We as a country do not need to pass laws...and read them later. (Anoter moron out of California}. Hey Maxine...think before you speak you. If not, your job should be the first cut made by the people, for the people.

    March 1, 2013 at 10:31 am | Reply
  2. lou50

    someone this ignorant should not be allowed a voice to the media. 170 million jobs you have to wonder if she knows how many people even live in this country. You idiots voted her into office repeatedly so you deal with it!

    February 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Reply
  3. K Beck

    In light of the recent tragedy in Conn. and the massive amount of misinformation and confused reporting why should we believe that the information from Bengazi would be less confusing. To blame Ms Rice for presenting confusing information was not only wrong but petty and the Senators involved should be ashamed of themselves. If we cannot get the info correct in Conn why should anyone think it would be easier a half a world away?

    December 16, 2012 at 1:42 am | Reply

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