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March 11, 2011

...so what i am saying to my friend very sincerely is he can preach all he wants is we need to cut spending. We agree with that. And the issue is where do you cut it from, what impact does it have, does it sustain the economy or does it deflate the economy? Does it create jobs or does it lose jobs? Does it help people who need help or does it abandon people who need help? That's the issue...

March 10, 2011

...the Republican spending plan does two extremely harmful things. It weakens our economy and fails to seriously reduce our debt. Democrats agree that cutting spending is part of the solution to our difficult problems that confront us. But we also believe that cuts should be smart and targeted, not reckless...

March 9, 2011

...the bottom line is the American people want to see this issue resolved. They certainly want cuts. We want cuts. But as David Brooks said, those ought to come after thorough analysis and careful consideration of priorities. That has not happened yet...

March 1, 2011

"Democrats believe that spending cuts are part of the solution—but we also believe that those cuts must be smart and targeted, not pegged to an arbitrary number. We have to cut the spending we can do without, not the vital investments that are helping to grow our economy, helping our private sector innovate, and creating the jobs of the future...

March 1, 2011

When I come to the floor to speak about our country's recent fiscal history, I'm often told there's no point in looking back. But Majority Leader Cantor got it entirely right when he wrote this: "the future will not be won by repeating the mistakes of the past." Unfortunately, however, we are proceeding on a path that shows little inclination to live by those words...

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