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Sen. Harkin: "Greatly Disappointed" in WH Budget Negotiations

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"The White House is wrong on that," Harkin said. "I want to see proposals like what Bill Clinton did in 1995. He said we're not going to cut education, we're not going to cut women, infant, and children programs, we're just not going to cut those specific things. I want to see the President out there using his bully pulpit...talking about what those specific cuts are out there and then to advocate, saying 'Look everything is on the table.'"

Harkin suggested instead that any agreement focus equally on each area of the budget.

"If we're going to do this let's do it fair -- one-third mandatory, one-third discretionary, one-third revenue," he said.

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