President Obama called on Congress to end its cycle of manufactured crisis and self-inflicted wounds to fix the country’s long-term debt problem.

In his weekly address Saturday, Obama said one way to resolve the nation’s fiscal issues is through the House-Senate budget conference, which convened last week.

“It begins by ending what has done more than anything else to undermine our economy over the past few years – and that’s the constant cycle of manufactured crisis and self-inflicted wounds,” Obama said.

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