Monday, March 11 2013, 03:41 PM MDT
Obama Optimistic About U.S. Economy
(KUTV) President Obama has an optimistic view about the economy-- despite big concerns over the sequester.
Obama cites job growth and falling unemployment numbers as a reason for a sunnier outlook. 250,000 new jobs were added last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.
Earlier this week the president met with Republican senators to talk about the sequester and how to reduce the federal deficit.
President Obama is planning a trip to Congress this coming week in an attempt to bring both sides of the isle together for compromise.
"In the months ahead, there will be more contentious debate and honest disagreement between principled people who want what's best for this country," Obama said, but I still believe that compromise is possible."
Still, to save 2-million dollars a year, the White House Visitor Center announced it is cancelling all tours.
That drew a tweet from Newt Gingrich, who said: "Cancelling White House tours is childish and dishonest."
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