by Sean Whaley
Nevada News Bureau

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December 11, 2012
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Amodei bets no fiscal cliff deal will be reached by New Year's

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said today he is pessimistic that Congress and President Obama will be able to reach agreement on the so called "fiscal cliff" before tax hikes and mandatory budget cuts take effect Jan. 1.

Amodei, speaking by telephone from Washington, DC, said the sniping back and forth by Republicans and Democrats over extending tax cuts and cutting spending doesn't get to the real root of how to reduce the federal deficit over the long term.

Getting the country's economy back on track so jobs are created and consumer spending rises will do more to generate tax revenues …

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