President Obama is launching a public drive this week to gain support for his economic policy proposals ahead of talks with lawmakers on a deficit-reduction package.

The president will meet with small business owners from across the country on Tuesday to present an analysis of his tax policies. Obama will host the vent at the White House with “middle class Americans who would be impacted if Congress fails to act to extend the middle class tax cuts,” the White House said in a release.

On Wednesday, the president will also take his message on the road, visiting a business in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania that “depends on middle class consumers during the holiday season, and could be impacted if taxes go up on 98 percent of Americans at the end of the year” on Friday.

The outreach is part of the administration’s continued effort to sell the public on Obama’s efforts to address the looming tax hikes and spending cuts collectively known as the “fiscal cliff” and raise pressure on congressional Republicans.

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