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Obama Blames Republicans For Debt Panel's Failure

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Obama Blames Republicans For Debt Panel's Failure

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Obama Blames Republicans For Debt Panel's Failure

Obama Blames Republicans For Debt Panel's Failure

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President Obama Monday put the blame for the supercommittee's failure squarely on congressional Republicans — and their unwillingness to consider higher taxes on the wealthy. Obama also threatened to veto any effort to escape from the automatic spending cuts agreed to in August without a balanced plan to reduce the deficit. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Scott Horsley for more.