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February 08, 2013

Republicans on sequester: "The president is out of excuses"

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."



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