‘Fiscal Cliff’ Quickly Closing In And Washington Lawmakers Nowhere To Be Found

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — We are now just a handful of days away from perhaps going over the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

But as much as it’s striking fear in the hearts of Americans, it doesn’t appear to be causing the same worries for Washington lawmakers, CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported on Wednesday.

President Barack Obama was to return to Washington on Thursday after cutting short his Christmas vacation in Hawaii.  The Senate will be in session. But so far the House of Representatives has no plans to meet.

And the doomsday clock is ticking.

1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck Reports

“Look, I know these people in Washington. Some of them may be watching now. They don’t talk to each other. They don’t have dialogue. They don’t have conversations,” said CBS News political analyst Frank Luntz.

If Congress and the White House don’t act by next Tuesday, nearly all Americans…

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