U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today released the following statement after meeting with President Obama last night to discuss our nation's fiscal situation:
"This is a positive step forward and I appreciate the President's outreach. I am willing -- as I have always been -- to participate in any effort to deal with our nation's debt, deficit and spending problem, but any meaningful solution must tackle the hard issues like strengthening Social Security and Medicare. Simply continuing on our current path, careening from crisis to crisis, is untenable.
"As an avid golfer, the President knows that one of the most important parts of the swing is the follow-through. The same holds true here as well."