Quote of the Day: Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff deal

The US president on why the country must avoid excessive cuts.

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.

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.
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Word of the week: Michellania


Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.

Usage: 

"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

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