President Obama, speaking from Miami calls on Democrats and Republicans to come together to find a responsible, long-term agreement on the government's budget for the rest of the financial year—one which cuts spending without putting our economic recovery at risk.
Getting our fiscal house in order can't just be something we use as cover to do away with things we dislike politically. And it can't just be about how much we cut. It's got to be about how we cut and how we invest. We've got to be smart about it. Because if we cut back on the kids I've met here and their education, for example, we'd be risking the future of an entire generation of Americans. And there's nothing responsible about that.