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Reducing the deficit and growing the economy will be the hot topics in 2011

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/01/2011

Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery

"The debate that will define this year and is likely to set the terms for the 2012 elections began in earnest over the weekend, with President Obama and Republican leaders presenting competing visions for reducing the deficit and expanding the economy.

"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that Republicans will do everything in their power to stop the new spending increases that Obama says are necessary in a video preview of his State of the Union address sent to supporters late Saturday.

"In the video, Obama says he will seek to lower deficits in a "responsible way" and make government "leaner and smarter," but without undermining the vital role Democrats believe the government must play in the economic recovery. Obama wants to spend more on education, research and development, and the nation's infrastructure - areas that many Republicans view as ripe for deep cuts."

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"Reducing the deficit and growing the economy will be the hot topics in 2011", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2011. Consulté le 15/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/reducing-the-deficit-and-growing-the-economy-will-be-the-hot-topics-in-2011