Quinn Confident In President's Handling Of Fiscal Cliff(Chicago, IL) -- Governor Pat Quinn says he's confident that President Obama will navigate the country past the fiscal cliff. Quinn says he has confidence in the President's steady leadership. He believes the country will come out in a good place. He also feels the state will come out in a good place despite the fact that he says there is uncertainty and unpredictability affecting the state's finances.
He says Congress needs to listen to the President, especially when it comes to the tax cut set to expire at the end of the year. "The middle class federal tax cut will go away on the 31st of this month and that will hit everybody's pocket book in our state and every other state. It's much more dire than anything else," Quinn said.
Quinn says there are some entitlements that could be put in jeopardy and he's keeping an eye on that, but he doesn't feel that they will ultimately be bothered.
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