This is from a press release on a call with mayors in support of President Obama's message. Statement from Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia:
"President Obama has proposed a pathway to a more sustainable Federal budget founded upon a principle that has made our nation great. In hard times or periods of plenty, Americans have always pulled together, sharing the pain and the promise with fairness toward all. The President’s approach calls upon each of us to share the responsibility of reducing our common debt without placing an undue burden on those Americans who can least afford the cost. The time for partisanship is past. We must invest in the future, grow our middle class, educate our young and meet the competition of a global market place. The President’s balanced approach is the road map to that brighter future."