President Barack Obama in New Hampshire
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President Barack Obama puts tax cuts centre stage

US President Barack Obama has warned that the average American family will pay $1,000 more in tax each year, unless Congress backs his budget plans.

This follows Congress's latest failed attempt to tackle America's growing debt problem.

A special committee set up to find a way ahead announced last night that it could not reach agreement.

Mark Mardell reports from Washington

  • 22 Nov 2011
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