Speaking on the record about the sequester:
“I am not a dictator, I’m the President.”
“I never want to make myself 100% clear with you guys.”
“Let’s be clear. None of this is necessary.”
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“I am prepared to do hard things and push my Democratic friends to do hard things.”
“Sometimes I reflect, you know, is there something else I could do to make these guys — I’m not talking about the leaders now, but maybe some of the House Republican caucus members — not paint horns on my head?”
“There is a caucus of common sense up on Capitol Hill. Right now, it’s just silent.”
“I’m going to keep pushing for high quality pre-school for every family that wants it.”
"It's happening because Republicans in Congress chose this outcome over closing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps reduce the deficit."
“There will be no easy off ramps on this one.”
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