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The Chairman of US President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic... News PhotoAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations,Barack Obama,Council of Economic Advisors,Government,Horizontal,Jay Carney,Looking,Meeting,Politics,Talking,US President,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPThe Chairman of US President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers Alan Krueger speaks as White House Press Secretary Jay Carney looks on during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 26, 2012. The White House warned Monday 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)