Pelosi: ‘There’s no more cuts to make’

September 22, 2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President Obama shouldn't negotiate over the debt ceiling because there are "no more cuts to make."

"Because the cupboard is bare. There's no more cuts to make," Pelosi said on CNN's "State of the Union." "It's really important that people understand that. We all want to reduce the deficit."

Pelosi said that whether and how to raise the debt ceiling "really shouldn't be a conversation."

CNN's Candy Crowley then noted that other presidents have negotiated over the debt ceiling and asked why Obama shouldn't. Pelosi said the level of brinksmanship in the current debate is what makes it different, along with the lack of options as far as spending cuts.

"You cannot have any more cuts just for the sake of cuts," Pelosi said, noting the deficit reduction that has occurred under President Obama.

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