Obama Calls for “Consensus” on Bush Breaks

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White House

President says Americans need tax compromise, even if solution not “100 percent what I want… or what the Republicans want.”

Highlights from Obama’s remarks:
“We’ve got to rebuild on a new and stronger foundation for economic growth.”

In the race for the future, America is “in danger of falling behind.”

Economic problems require lawmakers to “respond not as partisans but as Americans.”

Economy is showing “some encouraging signs” but recovery “not happening fast enough.”

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