White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Tuesday that President Joe Biden has reduced the deficit in a meaningful way since the start of his tenure, a claim which comes as House Republicans insist on broader spending reforms.
One reporter noted that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), with whom the commander-in-chief has been negotiating over moves to raise the debt ceiling and implement future spending caps, said Democratic officials refuse to decrease expenditures. When asked if she agrees that Democrats “have a spending problem,” Jean-Pierre at first answered with a simple “no” and later said Biden “believes in dealing with the deficit in a real way.”
“The President takes this very seriously,” she commented. “He has proposed reducing the deficit by eliminating tax breaks for
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