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President Barack Obama arrives to speak during a town hall meeting, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, during his three-day economic bus tour.
President Barack Obama arrives to speak during a town hall meeting, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, during his three-day economic bus tour.
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As Republican presidential candidates ramp up their campaigns across the country, President Obama is also breaking out his tour bus, cruising the Midwest and talking to voters in Minnesota and in Iowa. The Obama administration insists it’s not a campaign trip, but the President is spending three days on a bus tour that includes town halls and speeches. During a speech in Iowa late yesterday, President Obama took the opportunity to attack his 2012 challengers on not wanting a balanced approach to deficit reduction, mentioning a moment from last week’s debate. The President said, “They were asked would you take a deal in which for every for every one dollar in tax increases, we cut 10 dollars in government spending. 10 to 1 ratio. And nobody was willing to take that deal. What that tells me is that you’ve gotten to the point where you’re thinking about politics, you’re not thinking about common sense – you’ve got to be willing to compromise in order to move the country forward.”

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