Burr: Obama ‘not serious’ about deal

December 30, 2012

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) isn't impressed with his Democratic counterparts.

He just put out this statement accusing Democrats of refusing to make a counteroffer and wanting to use new revenue for new spending rather than deficit reduction:

“At this point, I think it is clear that the President is not serious about reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and is using our economy and the livelihood of American families and businesses for what he sees as political gain," Burr said. "Jeopardizing our economic recovery and being content to let our economy go over the cliff is a clear indication of where the President's priorities lie.”

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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