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April 14th, 2011
11:07 AM ET

Sperling, Rogers and Wasserman Schultz react to Obama's deficit-cutting plan

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - He may have taken his time to join the brewing debate about how to reduce long-term U.S. debt. But President Obama got some kudos from deficit hawks for the broad debt reduction framework he laid out on Wednesday.

They gave him some incompletes, too. And they found plenty in his ideas that in their eyes needs improvement. But their praise wasn't empty. That is saying something considering the group has had ample experience banging their heads in frustration whenever anyone running for re-election promises to tackle debt only to offer hollow ideas. Read More

After Obama's speech, lawmakers from both sides weigh in on American Morning. Kiran Chetry, Christine Romans and Ali Velshi speak to Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Gene Sperling Republican Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Hal Rogers and Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Watch all of the interviews below:

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  1. Stephen Jackson

    Obama's budget cuts are like my wife's saving money when she buys another pair of shoes on sale.

    April 14, 2011 at 6:28 pm |