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April 6, 2011

...budgets are not simply about dollars and cents. They are about values and priorities. And the debate over spending has revealed the Republican priorities. First, Republicans passed a spending plan for the remainder of the fiscal year that would cripple America's ability to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build its competitors...

April 6, 2011

...There's so many Republicans taking the position that you either take what we passed, we'll not compromise, or we're going to shut down the government. That won't work...

April 1, 2011

“April fool's, America. This is a joke, America. This is not real, America. As a matter of fact, Mr. Wooddall of Georgia says it's not real; it's not going to pass the Senate. He made that very clear. The Majority Leader just said if the Senate won't take what we give them we're going to shut down the government. That's what he just said. And that's what I believe to be the case...

March 31, 2011

“In 1998, as a Republican Congress was struggling to compromise with a Democratic president on a budget bill, a Member of the House rose to speak to what he called ‘the Perfectionist Caucus’—those Members who stood against compromise under any circumstances. Here’s what he said: ‘Now, my fine friends who are perfectionists, each in their own world, where they are petty dictators, could write a perfect bill…

March 16, 2011

"Last week, former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough said this about the hard work of getting America out of debt: 'The belief of some on the right that America can balance the budget by cutting education, infrastructure, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and home heating assistance to the poor is tantamount to budgetary witchcraft.'

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