Obama Summons Congress Leaders as Budget Deadline Approaches


Protesters hold signs that read, 'Middle Class Over Millionaires'... News PhotoBudget,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Debt,Fiscal Cliff,Government,Grounds,North America,Politics,Protestor,Reading,Standing,The Americas,The Media,USA,Vertical,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergProtesters hold signs that read, 'Middle Class Over Millionaires' while standing under a sign that reads, 'Republicans: Don't Drop the Ball on the Middle Class' on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. President Barack Obama is set to propose a scaled-back package at a meeting with congressional leaders to avert tax and spending changes that could trigger a recession in 2013, a Democratic aide with knowledge of the talks said. Photographer: Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images