WATCH: Can Obama, Congress Pull off a 'Big Deal' on Deficit Despite Political Perils?

July 13, 2011

In an interview on the PBS Newshour last week (July 7,
2011), Andy Kohut said that the public is adamant about protecting Social
Security, Medicare and even Medicaid benefits – 2 to 1. And when asked whether
the federal debt should be fixed by raising taxes or cutting benefits, they
favored raising taxes.  Watch PBS NewsHour discuss the meeting of the President with Congressional lawmakers to try to balance the budget below, and read the transcript in the link.

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