Barack Obama


A graph is seen on a screen as Chairman of US President Barack... News PhotoAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations,Barack Obama,Council of Economic Advisors,Government,Horizontal,International Landmark,Meeting,One Person,People,Politics,Talking,US President,USA,Washington DC,White House - Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA graph is seen on a screen as Chairman of US President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers Alan Krueger speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington on November 26, 2012. The White House warned that American consumers will spend $200 billion less in 2013 if the looming fiscal cliff is not averted and automatic tax hikes are triggered across the board. If no deal is reached before the end of the year, a poison pill of tax hikes and massive spending cuts, including slashes to the military, comes into effect with potentially catastrophic effects for the fragile US economy. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)