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Tuesday's fiscal cliff deal called for tax break extensions for Americans making less than $400,000.

The deal also called to delay automatic spending cuts.

But A WVU professor said the decision means very little to the average West Virginia family.

Associate professor Jason MacDonald said it's difficult for politicians to make a resolution that everyone is happy with.

"The public likes spending money but doesn't like paying taxes, so it makes sense that we have a deficit," MacDonald said. "It makes sense that the politicians have difficulty compromising and coming to decisions on this matter because they're put in a position of doing something that the public doesn't like. It's easy to create deficits and give the public what it wants."

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