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July 19, 2011

The American public is rightfully very distressed with the Congress of the United States. They’re distressed that a time of great challenge and great risk, we fiddle while the debt threatens to burn us, to place our country in the position of being judged un-creditworthy. That is not worthy of this Congress, or any one of us who serves in this Congress...

July 19, 2011

I think we can get Democratic votes, if it is a balanced program, and that's the key. A balanced program. the Republicans have walked out on plans that were balanced.  They did so in the Bowles Simpson Commission. They did so in the Biden talks, and frankly they walked away when Mr. Boehner and President Obama were talking about a balanced plan...

July 16, 2011

with CNN's Wolf Blitzer...

July 15, 2011

Now, we can continue on that path and put on the backs of those struggling people you talk about, my friend, the responsibility to pay for things, or we can have a fair and balanced program. That's what the 74% in the Gallup poll want. They don't want their taxes raised. What they want is a fair and balanced obligation, a fair and balanced participation in contribution to paying the debts of this country that we have incurred, we have incurred them together.

July 8, 2011

...in the White House yesterday, there was a clear agreement that this was a serious, serious challenge that confronted us and it demanded at all of us try to come together and reach an agreement whereby we will certainly over the next 10 years and 20 years bring the debt down because it's not sustainable...

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