House Republicans will meet with governors and small business owners this week to discuss the potential impact of the looming “fiscal cliff.”
With little more than 29 days until a bevy of tax hikes and spending cuts are set to go into place, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intends to shine a light what will happen if GOP and Democratic negotiators fail to reach an alternative deficit-reduction plan to avoid the fiscal doomsday scenario.
According to Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith, the GOP conference will meet with a bipartisan group of governors, and separately with small business owners.
“This week, House Republicans will meet with small businesses and governors from around the country to discuss the danger the ‘fiscal cliff’ poses to our economy – and how the massive tax rate increases that the President is demanding instead of cutting spending will hurt small business and cost jobs,” Smith said in a statement to The Hill.
The House GOP move is the latest as both sides in the deficit debate look to rally public opinion amid negotiations.