The business community is splitting on the issue of the role taxincreases should play in reducing the U.S. budget deficit andavoiding the fiscal cliff, according to the WashingtonPost's WonkBlog. A group that calls itself the TaxRelief Coalition and includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and theNational Association of Manufacturers this week urged Congress tofocus on spending cuts rather than new tax revenue.

The Tax Relief Coalition's call follows a recommendation lastmonth from another group, made up of more than 80 CEOs of majorU.S. companies, including Honeywell, J.P. Morgan and UPS, thatCongress consider increased taxes as well as spending cuts.

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