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Picketers Gather Over Fiscal Cliff

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House as Vice President Joe Biden
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House as Vice President Joe Biden

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WHBL) - Around 100 people picketed outside the Milwaukee offices of Wisconsin’s two U-S senators on Monday.  Wisconsin Citizen Action and several other groups organized the protest, to urge federal lawmakers to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff on mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts. About 100 similar rallies were planned throughout Wisconsin and the nation, urging members of Congress to raise taxes on the wealthy, and preserve entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. The Reverend Willie Brisco of a Milwaukee inner-city church group said the elections are over – and it’s time to stop the rhetoric and solve America’s fiscal problems. The group had to stay outside, and could not directly reach the offices of Senate Democrat Herb Kohl and Republican Ron Johnson. A Johnson aide came out to accept the group’s letter. Kohl’s office said the group should have been allowed inside as a matter of policy – but there was a mis-communication among security personnel. 

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