WASHINGTON – In an op-ed in today’s Washington Post and several television appearances, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., urged members of Congress from both parties and the White House to demonstrate political courage by negotiating a fiscal reform plan, including pro-growth tax reform that raises additional revenue along with necessary steps to restore solvency to Social Security and Medicare, before the end of the year. Excerpts from the op-ed and his television interviews are below.
In the Washington Post, Corker wrote: “The challenge we face isn’t one of intellect, aptitude or time; it’s a test of political courage.” http://wapo.st/Qk2cjd
On CBS’s “This Morning,” Corker said: “The fact is, again, we have all the information we need. No Congress is more informed. We created this fiscal cliff. We should solve it…And as long as we have two parties who are willing to do this and have the courage to address these issues, we can do this over the next three or four weeks with ease. And I hope that’s what’s going to happen.” http://youtu.be/2Ul8Exr-8Sw
On CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Corker said: “I’m optimistic as we begin, but again, for all those in America who care about this, this is simple to do. It just takes courage. That’s what you guys have hired us to do. Let’s execute.” http://youtu.be/79RJxy9IuEs
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