Hey, Republicans say, we know the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts due to take effect March 1 is going to be painful.
But, they're asking, what is President Barack Obama's alternative?
Here's what Speaker John Boehner's office is saying:
"Today the White House released a detailed report outlining the consequences of the sequester proposed by and insisted on by President Obama. But the question remains: what is President Obama willing to DO to prevent it?
"Republicans agree the sequester is the wrong way to cut spending, and agree the consequences are harmful. That’s why Republicans have twice passed legislation (in the House) to replace it with common sense cuts and reforms. But without a plan to prevent his sequester, the president is out of excuses."