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Transcript: President Obama's remarks about the Sequester

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
ON THE SEQUESTER

South Court Auditorium


10:50 A.M. EST


THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. (Applause.) Please have a seat. Well, welcome to the White House.

As I said in my State of the Union address last week, our top priority must be to do everything we can to grow the economy and create good, middle-class jobs. That's our top priority. That's our North Star. That drives every decision we make. And it has to drive every decision that Congress and everybody in Washington makes over the next several years.