Summary of today's press conference, following the weekly caucus luncheon. The Republican plan to to avert the fiscal cliff includes stopping the small business tax hike, enacting pro-growth tax reform, reforming entitlement programs that drive the national debt, and cutting runaway spending.
Republicans agree with President Obama that the ultimate goal of fiscal cliff negotiations "has to be jobs and growth." That's why Republicans disagree with the president's proposed tax hike on nearly 1 million small businesses that would actually harm jobs and growth.