Obama Summons Congress Leaders as Budget Deadline Approaches

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Protesters hold signs that read ' Middle Class Over Millionaires' on... News PhotoBudget,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Debt,Fiscal Cliff,Government,Grounds,Horizontal,North America,Politics,Protestor,Reading,The Americas,The Media,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergProtesters hold signs that read ' Middle Class Over Millionaires' 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