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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Reagan shooter Hinckley closer to permanent freedom
  2. FBI unit supplied flawed forensics
  3. Keystone pipeline project gains favor among nearby liberals, study shows
  4. Ohio woman finds mother, sister — at work
  5. Only 3 wolves left at national park on Lake Superior; moose population would skyrocket
  6. ‘Dr. Oz’ to counter criticisms on air
  7. New York City rent increases oust small retailers
  8. Gas pipeline explosion probed at California gun range
  9. Dementia patients’ rights considered
  10. GOP invokes Benghazi, Obama in ripping Clinton
  11. Public access to police body cam videos assailed