U.S. President Barack Obama said in his weekly address that the American
people sent a clear message in this week's presidential election. He
said Americans "voted for action, not politics as usual."
The president said Saturday his administration's top priority has to be
jobs and growth. He said he would not accept any approach to improve the
economy that is not balanced.
Obama said he refuses to ask students, seniors or middle-class families
to pay down the entire deficit, while people making over $250,000 are
not asked to pay "a dime more in taxes."
Obama said his re-election Tuesday proved the majority of Americans
agree with him.
the Weekly Republican Address was House Speaker John Boehner. He
congratulated President Obama on his reelection and also called for a
bipartisan effort to avert the "fiscal cliff."
"Instead of accepting arbitrary cuts that will endanger our national
defense, let's get serious about shoring up the entitlement programs
that are the primary driver of our country's massive growing debt,"
Referring to the relatively unchanged balance of power in the House and
Senate after the 2012 election, Boehner added that if there was a
mandate from 2012 election, it was a mandate to "work together to do
what's in the best interest of our country."