Melinda Abrams is concerned about the possibility of major tax increases if Congress cannot avert the fiscal cliff. Abrams works as a waitress in a pricey restaurant in Miami. She fears that if people must pay more in taxes, they will have less money to spend at her restaurant.
"I need the money from my job. I have a mortgage to pay and I have two young children to care for. I think Congress needs to consider the needs of the American people. They will have their careers no matter what. But what about people like us who work hard everyday," said Abrams.
Carl Dodd is also concerned. He operates a sporting goods store in Miami. "I am selling items that people but don't need to live. I am afraid of taxes go up too much people will have less money to spend at my store. This could threaten my job and my career," said Dodd.
Carolyn McDonald, a Miami resident wonders if any in Congress cares about her. "I think the problem with people in Congress is that they are insulated from the realities that most Americans face. I work two jobs and I need the income from those jobs to support myself and my family. I just hope the people who are making decisions in Congress think about us once in a while," said McDonald.
Jeff Towns, a Miami landscaper is upset with Congress. "I work very hard to make a living. But I don't think people in Congress really care about us," said Towns.