President Obama will not comment on the early findings of his debt commission, waiting instead until a final and full report is ready.
With the president in the middle of a whirlwind trip through Asia, White House spokesman Bill Burton said Obama "will wait until the bipartisan fiscal commission finishes its work before commenting."
The early report, which includes proposals to cut Social Security benefits and slash spending, has garnered intense negative responses from labor unions and other liberal allies of the White House.
Obama charged the commission with finding ways to reduce the deficit. The report is due Dec. 1.