|'We can come together for the good of the country and reach a compromise; we can strengthen our economy and leave for our children a more secure future,' Obama said. 'Or we can issue insults and demands and ultimatums at each another, withdraw to our partisan corners, and achieve nothing.' Republicans countered that the emphasis needed to be on cutting government spending.
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