From the post you just responded to:
"At the White House moments ago, President Obama threw his support behind the efforts of a bi-partisan group of senators known as the "Gang of Six" who are crafting their own budget-reduction plan that includes spending cuts and revenue increases.
It is "broadly consistent with the approach that I've urged," Obama said.
As for the negotiations he's been involved in with Republican leaders from Congress, the president said there has been "some progress" in recent days, but that "we're now in the 11th hour" before a deal needs to be reached in order to give lawmakers time to pass a package before the Aug. 2 deadline when the government's "debt ceiling" expires.
It's time for Congressional leaders "to start talking turkey," Obama said."