President Obama: "We're not done yet"

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says Republican and
Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have reached an agreement with him to raise the government's debt ceiling and avoid a default.

Obama told the nation on television that more than $2 trillion in spending cuts will be imposed gradually so they don't create a drag on the economy.

He said the spending cuts will reduce government spending to the lowest level it has been since when Dwight Eisenhower was president in the 1950s.

He said there will be no initial cuts to entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.

But he said both could be on the table along with changes in tax law as part of future cuts.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by andrew Location: dothan on Aug 1, 2011 at 05:19 AM
    i think the polititions need to cut their own pay and benifits before they go cutting social security and medicare benifits.. i bet they could find a lot of money lineing the back pockets of a lot of oficials that could be put to better use in schools and other programs..
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