We’re two weeks away from the “fiscal cliff,” but U.S. Senator Dick Durbin does not think the country will go off the deep end.
In a news conference in Springfield, Durbin expressed confidence that a deal on taxes and spending can be worked out… perhaps as early as this week.
Durbin says it is encouraging that House Speaker John Boehner has offered to accept higher tax rates on people making more than a million dollars a year… but Durbin says Boehner still isn’t going far enough.
He says the speaker’s position is politically unsustainable, and says there is no way to justify higher taxes on all Americans simply to protect those making more than $250,000 a year.