Obama, via Yahoo.com:
"This was a central question during the election."
"It was debated over and over again, and on Tuesday night we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach."
"Our job now is to get a majority in Congress to reflect the will of the American people."
"I’m not wedded to every detail of my plan. I’m open to compromise. I’m open to new ideas. I’m committed to solving our fiscal challenges. But I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced."