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Obama: Congress shouldn't 'stand in the way of America's comeback'

Appearing at Northern Virginia Community College, Obama — who continued to hammer home his policies aimed at helping the middle class — said that while the budget he included “some difficult cuts,” it aims to help the economic recovery accelerate.

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“The economy is growing stronger, recovery is speeding up and the last thing we can afford to do right now is to go back to the very policies that got us into this mess in the first place,” Obama said. “We can’t afford it. The last thing we need is for Washington to stand in the way of America’s comeback.”

For more on Obama's 2013 budget proposal, click here.