Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger stopped by WREX Monday morning to give his view on the looming fiscal cliff deadline.
The congressman says he is glad President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are in talks and the secret nature of the talks makes him believe real work is being done.
Kinzinger says if party leaders do not make a deal in time, it could have a very negative impact on people in northern Illinois.
"That means you're going to have less money to spend," he says. "This is not going to help that manufacturing base."
He's also concerned with tax cuts that he claims could cost Illinois 400,000 jobs and have affect the country's international military obligations.
"Cutting the military and still trying to be engaged in the world scene are not mutually exclusive, they are together," Kinzinger says. "You cut the military, and you can't be involved in the world scene. You have North Korea getting ready to launch another missile. It's a scary time and not a time we need to be cutting our military."
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