Obama Op-Ed in USA Today: Go 'Big' on Debt Deal
With momentum building toward a 'grand bargain' in negotiations on raising the debt limit and enacting deficit reduction, politicians in both parties have been voicing their support for a large deal. To add to the momentum, today President Obama has an op-ed in USA Today calling for politicians to go 'big,' writing:
There will be plenty of haggling over the details of all these plans in the days ahead. But right now, we have the opportunity to do something big and meaningful. This debate shouldn't just be about avoiding the catastrophe of not paying our bills and defaulting on our debt. That's the least we should do. This debate offers the chance to put our economy on stronger footing, restore a sense of fairness in our country, and secure a better future for our children. I want to seize that opportunity, and ask Americans of both parties and no party to join me in that effort.
Read the full op-ed here.