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Portman Weighs In On President's Speech

"Some of these ideas may well be appropriate to be folded into the committee's work," says Portman. "Not that we need more work, but that we don't want to separate proposals on job creation that make the deficit even worse"

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has been given the job of reducing the deficit by one and a half trillion dollars over ten years. Portman says the deficit is like a wet blanket over the economy, and unless it's reduced, job creation will be difficult.