TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Partisan bickering continues as sequester cuts go into effect

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Christian Science Monitor
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 9:18 p.m.
 

The morning after the sequester spending cuts went into effect — “$85 billion in an across-the-board whack to both defense and nondefense programs — the Earth did not stand still nor did Washington come to its collective senses.

Both the White House and Republicans in Congress seemed spent as they sputtered out their political talking points about what everyone agrees is a lousy way to conduct the nation's business.

“It's happening because Republicans in Congress chose this outcome over closing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps reduce the deficit,” President Obama said in his weekly radio/Internet address.

The rebuttal on Saturday morning came from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington.

“The American people know full well that if they give this White House more tax revenue, it will be spent on new stimulus projects and government programs,” Rodgers said.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola
  2. Crying suspect trapped in Calif. chimney, saved but arrested
  3. Earth heads for record 2014
  4. High court will take case on gun ownership
  5. Edible pot ban proposed, yanked in Colorado
  6. West Virginia University warns students over riots
  7. GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away
  8. Crowd at Met protests ‘Death of Klinghoffer,’ calling opera anti-Semitic
  9. Over 3 years, extended federal leave adds up to $775M
  10. Indiana slaying suspect hints at more deaths
  11. Revised Ebola guidelines stress full gear, training
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.