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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...

April 8, 2011

“Henry Clay, one of the first Speakers of this House from the state of Kentucky, said ‘if you can't compromise, you cannot govern.’ That's why we are on the brink of shutting down government...

April 8, 2011

No deal yet unfortunately. We have a history, a pattern of the Republicans taking control and shutting down the government as they did in 1995. It hasn't happened since then, even when we had disagreements when George Bush and the Democratic Congress. It's not an alternative we ought to be taking. I think we're very close. We have come 70% of the way in terms of dollars. That's a long way to go in terms of trying to reach compromise. now as the President and Harry Reid pointed out, there are social issues which the republicans are holding hostage the government...

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