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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...

February 17, 2011

The fact of the matter is under every Republican President that i've served with over the last 30 years, we've had very substantial 100 billion dollar plus deficits. As a matter of fact, under George Bush's leadership and in respect of his veto pen which he didn't exercise we went into debt $3.8 trillion. During the Clinton Administration, we had a surplus...

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