Georgians meet to discuss impact of fiscal cliff - CBS46 News

Georgians meet to discuss impact of fiscal cliff

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People in Georgia concerned about the fiscal cliff spent Monday afternoon talking about it in Marietta.

They met during a town hall-style discussion with lawmakers. The room had mostly Lockheed Martin employees who wanted to know how defense spending will be impacted if lawmakers in Washington allow $1 trillion in automatic cuts to kick-in.

People at the meeting are still optimistic that the crisis will be averted and lawmakers will strike a last-minute deal. President of the Georgia AFL-CIO Charlie Flemming said, "Hopefully, Congress will come together and come up with some kind of solution, but we are certainly against any straight across the board tax cuts that would affect everybody in a negative way."

Democrat Rep. David Scott said, "We are in Washington, we are working, we are doing everything we can and I believe we will avoid this cliff."

On Monday afternoon, lawmakers on Capitol Hill sent a letter to President Barack Obama supporting cuts to the Pentagon's budget.

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