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'Fiscal Cliff' Protest Held at Walberg's Office

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JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - An activist group concerned about the nation's pending "fiscal cliff" has begun a 12-hour silent protest in front of U.S. Representative Tim Walberg's district office in Jackson.

MLive.com says the Action of Michigan supporters began their "don't drop the ball" vigil at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Federal lawmakers are trying to resolve a January 1 confluence of higher taxes and deep spending cuts.

At stake are current tax rates that expire on Dec. 31 and revert to the higher rates in place during the administration of President Bill Clinton. In total, $536 billion in tax increases would touch nearly all Americans. The military and other federal departments would have to cut $110 billion in spending.

The Republican Walberg favors lower tax rates and a simplified tax code.

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