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The good news today on shops.
But a survey shows more most Americans make the country's losing its -- Maybe they're wrong in fact it looks like they are wrong the Labor Department reports unemployment claims fell by 5000 last week this just keeps happening.
Economists say it's a sign things are improving.
But the reason jobs gains don't seem to be encouraging a lot of people -- -- latest Fox News poll.
Nearly half of the people who were surveyed say the US is weaker now than it was before President Obama took office.
24% in the nation is stronger 27% say it's about the same of course.
This comes as lawmakers have just weeks to reach a deal to avoid the across the board spending cuts that -- in and marks the person of course.
-- -- things Washington can get anything done.
Why would they think Washington can get anything done what was the last that.
Ed Henry's live at the White House the president she's ready to take Republicans head on over these cuts.
That's right said he was very feisty was sort of back in campaign mode he was slamming Republicans charging they're trying to slash social programs.
And he basically said he's going to be able to go out on the road in the weeks ahead after a State of the Union Address.
-- make the case to the American people that he wants.
Fewer spending cuts in more tax increases to deal with this budget crisis take a listen -- If that's an argument that they want to -- before.
The court of public opinion that is an argument I'm more than willing to engage -- because I believe the American people understand.
As they bicker though the bottom line is these automatic cuts would largely hit the Pentagon and as you talk about Defense Secretary Leon Panetta earlier.
Testifying on the -- also testified about these budget cuts he said it would have a dramatic impact on the American.
People and that the country's military readiness but all these big threats all around the world of course Republicans -- -- either here.
No they aren't because they're saying look they are not going to swallow more tax increases that the president laid out there.
A moment ago and they also said.
That when you look at the latest Fox News -- take a look at what the American people are saying about how.
They don't want more tax increases they want more spending cuts when asked whether the president.
They agree with the president saying the government does not have a spending problem do they think it does.
83% say yes there's a spending problem.
Only 14% say no and that's why senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says they're not going to band on raising taxes -- -- The American people will not accept another tax increase to put all his spending cut that the two parties have already agreed to.
We -- agreed to cut as much dependent.
If the definition of dysfunction.
That it might not happen.
Now remember Republicans took the same position though at the end of last year when they were in those fiscal cliff talks and in the end.
They give -- on tax increases and -- in the and -- on the north lawn at banks.