Obama to meet with Senate caucuses on deficit
May 9th, 2011
05:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to meet with Senate caucuses on deficit

Washington (CNN) – White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday that President Obama will meet on Wednesday with the Senate Democratic Caucus, and on Thursday with the Senate Republican Caucus, "to talk about the range of important issues on the legislative agenda, including the need to adopt a balanced approach in confronting the nation's long term deficit challenges."

Carney said the president will meet with House Republican and Democratic caucuses for similar discussions in the coming weeks.

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  1. Charlie in Maine

    Give em hell Barack!

    May 9, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    Obama's "balanced approach" is where he raises taxes and buys fast trains to run in areas with a high concentration of Democratic congressmen. Who loses? The unemployed and the middle class who need the economy to improve before they can afford home ownership again. Do the numbers. The federal debt will not be paid off by millionaires. There are not enough of them.

    The Republicans are our only hope for getting the federal government in line with the rest of the country in fiscal responsibility, getting our economy back in gear and putting Americans back to work. It is obvious the Democrats are not up to the challenge of responsible management.

    May 9, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  3. Ancient Texan

    He will say, "oh yes, we need to invest (waste) more money to allow the unions and special interest groups that contribute to my re-election an ample supply of money". Cutting spending is not in his vocabulary.

    May 9, 2011 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  4. Tim

    I'm glad I'm not invited. I'd have to punch everyone in the face.

    May 9, 2011 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |