Obama's fiscal cliff statements blame Republicans, build support from Democrats

We are so used to seeing the Republicans wipe out deals that we sometimes need a reminder that Democrats can do exactly the same thing.  President Obama came out swinging on Monday afternoon, delivering remarks in what felt like a pep rally speech.

Rumors were swirling that Obama would deliver a statement outlining a deal on the fiscal cliff talks, but that was anything but true as he continued to emphasize compromise in creating a "balanced approach" for all Americans.

Obama's speech seemed an attempt to place blame on the Republican-leaning Congress for delaying to come up with a solution to avert the fiscal cliff, while at the same time win support for the tentative deal from liberal congressional Democrats.

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Adam Jutha

B.S. Public Health - Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Former member of the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network. Interests lie in health care policy, international development, and politics.

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