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April 14th, 2011
11:01 AM ET

Wasserman Schultz: Obama was 'brutally honest' with the American people

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday on about $40 billion in budget cuts for fiscal year 2011. Then within 24 hours, the package must pass the Senate and be signed by President Obama.

At the same time, President Barack Obama unveiled his long-awaited deficit reduction plan Wednesday, calling for a mix of spending reductions and tax hikes that the White House claims would cut federal deficits by $4 trillion over the next 12 years without gutting popular programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

On American Morning this morning, Future DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz talked to Kiran Chetry about the criticism the President has received for his plan.

Filed under: Debt • Politics
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  1. danny

    Honest and Obama does not go together in any way or form. I can not remember many honest statements out of our current president. Most of the time he has to say that he was misquoted and that was not what he meant. Or if a reporter actually quoted what he said at a private fund raising function then the reporter was either lying or he took the comment out of context.

    April 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  2. slider

    A campaign speech is not a plan and all I heard was a campaign speech.

    April 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm |