Obama says willing to craft "big deal" on budget, deficit

LEESBURG Thu Feb 7, 2013 1:10pm EST

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LEESBURG Va. Feb 7 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told fellow Democrats from the House of Representatives on Thursday he is willing to agree to a "big deal" with Congress on spending cuts and tax reforms to end the fiscal uncertainty over the U.S. deficit.

"I am prepared, eager and anxious to do a big deal, a big package, that ends this governance by crisis where every two weeks, or every two months, or every six months, we are threatening this hard-won recovery," Obama told House Democrats attending a three-day retreat.

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