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Amid Fiscal Cliff Impasse, Group Rallies Against Duffy

Posted at: 12/28/2012 10:59 PM

In Washington, negotiations are stalling out, bringing the so-called "fiscal cliff" closer to a reality. In Superior, one group is rallying, hoping that the country doesn't go over it.

The group, called "the Action" organized a protest outside of Republican Congressman Sean Duffy's office on Friday. They held several protests against Duffy as well as Minnesota Congressman Chip Cravaack over the past month.

Protestors say middle class families would face more than $2,000 in additional taxes if nothing is done. They're blaming the Republicans in Washington.

"$2,200 is food, car repairs, gas in the vehicle for families, and Christmas," said former Duluth City Councilor Jackie Halberg. "So Congressman Duffy, do you want to be the Grinch or Santa next year?"

These protestors say that the wealthiest 2% of Americans should pay higher tax rates.

Duffy and other Republicans contend that any tax increase would slow job creation in a slowly recovering economy.