February 25, 2013 at 13:34 PM EST
President Obama: I Look Forward to Working with Governors to Reignite America's Economic Engine
President Barack Obama delivers remarks and participates in a Q&A during a meeting with the National Governors Association (NGA) in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 25, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) In a meeting with the National Governors Association today at the White House, President Obama stressed the need for bipartisan cooperation , and pressed the leaders in attendance to work together with their partners in Washington to put the focus back on the next generation, rather than the next election. All of us are elected officials. All of us are concerned about our politics, both in our own party’s as well as the other party’s. But at some point, we've got to do some governing. And certainly what we can't do is keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis. As I said in the State of the Union, the American people have worked hard and long to dig themselves out of one crisis; they don't need us creating another one. And unfortunately, that's what we've been seeing too much out there. The American people are out there every single day, meeting their responsibilities, giving it their all to provide for their families and their communities. A lot of you are doing the same things in your respective states. Well, we need that same kind of attitude here in Washington. At the very least, the American people have a right to expect that from their representatives. read more
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