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Joe Lieberman: Fiscal Cliff Deal an ‘Uncertainty’

Sen. Joe Lieberman

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said in a Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that a compromise on averting the fiscal cliff is an uncertainty, The Hill newspaper reports.

Lieberman said he was optimistic a deal can be reached but warned the government is on an automatic pilot-like approach to the cliff of both tax increases and spending cuts under sequestration.

Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) also appeared on the program and said Congress will likely form a short-term deal during the lame duck session and could form a plan for developing a more long-term approach to the country’s fiscal issues.

Meghashyam Mali writes lawmakers and the White House are set to begin negotiations on a deficit-reduction deal to avoid the cliff.

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