Obama urges lawmakers to resolve "fiscal cliff" before Christmas

2012-11-29 05:42:25 GMT2012-11-29 13:42:25(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an event with middle class Americans in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 28, 2012.(Photo/Xinhua)

Obama on Wednesday urged lawmakers in the Congress to find common ground and avoid the looming "fiscal cliff", saying he was hopeful that Democrats and Republicans could ink a fiscal deal before Christmas.

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