‘CBC Chair Emanuel Cleaver denies he called Obama budget ‘nervous breakdown on paper’,’ The Grio: “Congressional Black Caucus Chair Emanuel Cleaver … said Tuesday he was not referring to President Obama’s budget proposal in a controversial comment that was wildly circulated a day earlier. In an interview on CNN on Monday, Cleaver sounded as he were bemoaning the president’s attempts at deficit reduction, saying ‘this budget is a nervous breakdown on paper’ and warning it was too early for the government to take austerity measures while unemployment remains high. But in an interview Tuesday on ‘NOW with Alex Wagner,’ Cleaver said he was referring to the budget document written last year by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) which proposes much deeper spending cuts and is opposed by most Democrats. … His spokeswoman said the congressman misheard the question in the CNN interview.” http://nbcnews.to/zn7m1r
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Rev Denies Calling Obama Budget a “Nervous Breakdown on Paper”, Spox Says He Didn’t Hear the Question