Video: Watch Observer/PNC forum on 'fiscal cliff'

12/06/2012 10:56 AM

12/06/2012 11:21 AM

The Nov. 30 forum was about gridlock in Washington, but two members of Congress – Democrat Mel Watt and Republican Patrick McHenry – told an overflow crowd in uptown Charlotte that they expect a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” to happen just before Christmas.

Still, Watt of Charlotte was the only one of three House members at UNC Charlotte’s Center City campus to say he would compromise to prevent the tax hikes and spending cuts that will happen Jan. 1 if no action is taken before then.

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