President Obama Injects Urgency Into Deficit Talks: Time to 'Pull Off the Band-Aid'

President Obama injected a sense of urgency into the high-stakes deficit talks today, calling on lawmakers in both parties to "pull off the band-aid" and compromise on spending cuts and tax increases. "I've been hearing from Republicans for some time that it's a moral imperative to deal with our debt and deficit in some way. So what I've said to them is, 'let's go,'" he said at a White House press conference just hours before congressional leaders are slated to return to the negotiating...Full Story
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