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World Have Your Say - WHYS 30: What do you make of the fiscal cliff deal?

President Barack Obama has praised a deal reached in the US Congress to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of drastic taxation and spending measures. Is he right to do so?

President Barack Obama has praised a deal reached in the US Congress to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of drastic taxation and spending measures. The deal raises taxes for the wealthy and delays spending cuts for two months. But while Mr Obama said he was fulfilling a campaign pledge in taking the action, others have been critical - reaction on Twitter described it as "garbage" and "a political grab to break Republicans." What do you make of the deal?

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 11:05AM Wed, 2 Jan 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 11:05AM Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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  • Duration 25 minutes

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