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Obama visits Va. family to pitch fiscal plan

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KEN THOMAS | December 6, 2012 02:06 PM EST | AP

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — President Barack Obama is visiting a middle-class family in suburban Washington as he continues to push for a plan to extend tax cuts to all but the top 2 percent of earners.

Obama, visiting the Northern Virginia home of Tiffany and Richard Santana, said every day that passes without a solution to the fiscal problem creates more stress and uncertainty for American families.

The president called the problem solvable, but added: "The closer it gets to the brink the more stress there is going to be."

Obama is trying to keep up pressure on Republicans to avoid a so-called fiscal cliff of automatic tax increases and across-the board spending cuts set for Jan. 1. Tiffany Santana said the tax increase would amount to two months' rent for her family.