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Obama visits Va. family to pitch fiscal plan

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Photo -   President Barack Obama walks over to shake hands with business leaders before speaking about the fiscal cliff during an address before the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barack Obama walks over to shake hands with business leaders before speaking about the fiscal cliff during an address before the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama is visiting a middle-class family in suburban Washington as he continues to push for a plan to extend tax cuts to all but the top 2 percent of earners.

Obama, visiting the Northern Virginia home of Tiffany and Richard Santana, said every day that passes without a solution to the fiscal problem creates more stress and uncertainty for American families.

The president called the problem solvable, but added: "The closer it gets to the brink the more stress there is going to be."

Obama is trying to keep up pressure on Republicans to avoid a so-called fiscal cliff of automatic tax increases and across-the board spending cuts set for Jan. 1. Tiffany Santana said the tax increase would amount to two months' rent for her family.

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