SA female business owner gets involved in 'Fiscal Cliff' talks

Nancy Victor heads to White House next week


SAN ANTONIO – Nancy Victor is no stranger to the national scene.

Victor, president-elect of the San Antonio chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, went to the White House in June for talks on the local economy and job creation.

Victor has been invited back to Washington, D.C., next week to give input about the talks surrounding the so-called "fiscal cliff", a series of spending cuts and tax hikes set to go into effect next year if Congress fails to negotiate a budget deal.

Victor's realm is small business, and said if the spending cuts go into effect, San Antonio could lose out in a major way.

"There are a lot of small businesses in this town with government contracts," Victor said. "A lot of experts agree that those kind of cuts will be the first to come down the line if no deal is reached. That would obviously have a huge impact, locally."

That, plus tax hikes that would effect everyone, has spurred her and her group to speak up, pressing leaders through a letter-writing campaign to do one thing—come up with an agreement both sides can live with.

"They need to find a bipartisan solution, obviously, because we just cannot afford as a nation to go over this fiscal cliff," Victor said.

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