President Obama believes that the current debt crisis gives us "an opportunity to do something big and meaningful."
In an editorial in USA Today, the President writes that we now have "the chance to put our economy on stronger footing, restore a sense of fairness in our country, and secure a better future for our children. I want to seize that opportunity, and ask Americans of both parties and no party to join me in that effort."
He also writes that the American people expect both parties to come together and solve the problem. "Every day, families are figuring out how to stretch their paychecks a little further, sacrifice what they can't afford, and budget only for what's truly important. It's time for Washington to do the same."