So let’s set party interests aside, and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future. And let’s do it without the brinksmanship that stresses consumers and scares off investors.
The greatest nation on Earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next.
Let’s agree, right here, right now, to keep the people’s government open, pay our bills on time, and always uphold the full faith and credit of the United States of America.
The American people have worked too hard, for too long, rebuilding from one crisis to see their elected officials cause another.
- President Obama,from: The State of the Union Address, 2/12/13.