Lawmakers and economists weigh in on election, "fiscal cliff"

10/24/2012 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Finance · Washington Post, The

A pair of U.S. senators who likely will play a key role in the drama surrounding the "fiscal cliff" visited Wall Street on Tuesday to share their views on the upcoming election and the budget negotiations. The message that Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Mark Warner, D-Va., delivered at the SIFMA Annual Meeting was clear and concise: The fiscal cliff is serious and Wall Street can play a role in avoiding it. Jeremy Siegel, a finance professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, said he expects postelection Washington to move past its recent rancor and come together to address not just the fiscal cliff, but also issues such as entitlements, tax reform and housing reform.

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