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April 14, 2011

We need to reach agreement, we need to reach agreement on extending the debt limit so that this country pays its bills and doesn't put the domestic or international marketplace in chaos. We need to come to agreement how we're going to cut spending if our children and grandchildren are going to inherit a country that is successful and competitive in the international markets...

April 13, 2011

...I thought the President's speech was an excellent speech and what he essentially outlined was the vision that he sees going forward. First of all, he recognized that the deficit is a critical problem we must confront but we must confront it within the framework of the values that we hold dear in this country...

April 13, 2011
Today, President Obama is speaking on a plan to confront our nation’s unsustainable deficits. I believe it will stand in stark contrast to the Republican budget: a budget of disastrous priorities that concentrates its pain on middle- and working-class Americans, while creating yet another windfall for the wealthy—at a time when income inequality is at a height we haven’t seen since the 1920s.The Republican budget ends Medicare as we know it...
April 13, 2011

...The Republicans simply let the rich and wealthy of us off the hook as if they didn't have to participate in helping right this economy. The fact of the matter is, the Commission said, it's got to be a balanced approach, cut spending, look at all areas of spending, but also, ask people to pay a fair share...

April 8, 2011

...It's been self-evident for some period of time now, that this issue was not over dollars. We made substantial cuts in spending. We know we need to make cuts. We need to effect efficiencies and bring this deficit under control. the fact is this has not been about dollars. It's about social policy. it's been about, in particular, as you pointed out, women's health issues. and very frankly, it's a shame that we've come to the brink of shutting down the federal government over maintaining women's health...

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