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“I am disappointed we could not address our country’s fiscal issues all at once, but unfortunately, the president made it clear that he was only willing to do this in two steps and leveraged the country and the economy to force revenues to be dealt with first. Now that we’ve addressed the revenue part of the equation, it’s time to move on to the spending reductions that will be part of the debt ceiling package. Passing fundamental entitlement reform is the most important action we can take in ensuring our country’s solvency and now we must have the courage to finish the job and make the tough choices necessary to get these problems behind us once and for all,” said Corker.
Earlier this month, Corker offered legislation to raise the debt ceiling by roughly $1 trillion in exchange for roughly $1 trillion in reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
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2 dead in drugstore shooting in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 19:29 GMT
BEAN STATION, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say two people were killed and two more wounded in a shooting at a drugstore in East Tennessee.
A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman tells the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/10TXMDs ) that one person is in custody.
TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm says the shooting happened just before noon Thursday at the Down Home Pharmacy in Bean Station.
Helm says authorities arrived and found two men dead. The surviving victims, both women, were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
Authorities did not give the names of the victims or suspect.
The Bean Station police chief did not immediately return a call to the AP.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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