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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Small businesses owners in the Southern Tier gathered on Saturday to talk about the fiscal cliff.

The group was joined by Citizens Action and members of Raging Grannies at RiverRead Books in Binghamton as part of a national day of action in over 100 cities. They're calling on federal leaders to help end tax breaks for people who make more than $250,000 a year. They say that revenue should be used to invest in jobs to help the economy.

"Small businesses definitely do not get tax breaks and certainly we are not privy to the loopholes that the larger corporations are able to take. And that’s what we most concerned about. The taxes we pay and how this will affect us in the long run," said Connie Barnes, RiverRead Books co-owner.

The group also says any deal reached on the fiscal cliff should protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

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