Washington, Oct. 27: US President Barack Obama has said that he’ll do whatever it takes to work with the US Congress to get a ‘bipartisan deficit’ and a ‘debt reduction’ deal done if he wins another term in office.
He said that he was even ready to wash House Speaker John Boehner’s car and walk Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell’s dog to strike a deal with the Congress.
“I’ll wash John Boehner’s car, I’ll walk Mitch McConnell’s dog,” Politco quoted Obama, as saying.
According to the report, a big issue for the Congress is dealing with the combination of spending cuts and tax hikes that policy experts have taken to calling the “fiscal cliff”, a combination that could put a dent in an otherwise sluggish recovery.
Obama said that getting a long-term deficit deal done was a top priority for him in a possible second term.
“I think the most important thing is after the election, and I believe I’m going to win, is to once again bring the Republicans together with my administration and Democrats,” he said.
Obama also said he will tell the GOP leadership that “the election is over, we still have some big problems to solve, and the goal of making me a one-term president is behind us,” the report said. (ANI)