Congress Works To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Congress Works To Avoid Fiscal Cliff
Protesters gesture during a march in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012. Greek workers walked off the job Wednesday for the first general strike since the country's coalition government was formed in June, as the prime minister and finance minister hammered out a package of euros 11.5 billion ($14.87 billion) in spending cuts. Athens has struggled to come up with more punishing austerity measures that would be acceptable to its rescue creditors, with disagreements arising between the three parties that make up the coalition government. Greece’s creditors have demanded more fiscal reforms if they are to continue handing out rescue loans preventing the country from a messy default that could roil the euro. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

 

The election is over and now Congress is trying to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois tells ABC's This Week he supports raising tax rates in order to help bring down the deficit. And Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says it's fair to ask Republicans to put revenue on the table to help out, but he will not support raising taxes to do it. Manda and Gregg talked this over with ABC News Political Analyst Steve Roberts.