Politics 2 January 2013 Quote of the Day: Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff deal The US president on why the country must avoid excessive cuts. Print HTML We can't simply cut our way to prosperity...we're going to have to continue to move forward in deficit reduction, but we have to do it in a balanced way, making sure that we are growing even as we get a handle on our spending. George Osborne could learn a thing or two from Barack Obama. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/02/3164100/obama-remarks-on-fiscal-cl... Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/02/3164100/obama-remarks-on-fiscal-cl... › Senate passes fiscal cliff deal Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office to board Marine One and return to his family holiday in Hawaii in the early morning hours of 2 January. Photograph: Getty Images. Subscribe More Related articles How Rome's new mayor Virginia Raggi is leading a normality revolution The murder of fearless journalist Pavel Sheremet must be solved - but Ukraine needs more Which CLPs are nominating who in the 2016 Labour leadership contest?