One day to cuts: What's Congress doing?
February 28th, 2013
12:20 PM ET
5 years ago

One day to cuts: What's Congress doing?

Washington (CNN) - There's only one day left before $85 billion in widely disliked spending cuts start to take effect. What are Congress and the president doing Thursday to deal with this self-inflicted crisis?


Filed under: Budget • Congress • Deficit
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Democrats are loosing their lead in public opinion because their position allows Republicans to paint them as overreaching.

    February 28, 2013 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  2. Ind.

    The obstrution side of congress (the senate) is the bottle neck on this system.

    February 28, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  3. Blanks

    It has been reported the Emperor gave GOP lawmakers as much as seven minutes in a rare face-to-face meeting on Wednesday that the White House described as a “meeting.” They got the tea ordered and had to go.

    February 28, 2013 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  4. king

    lesson the way the free market capitalism support to work, is a cycle of the poor giving to the rich and the rich providing jobs and getting folks out of a poor state to the middle class. the way its been working is that the poor and the middle class buy stuff from the rich folks and they do not create jobs in america but over seas and iindia. the repubs is blocking this president from creating jobs in this country by blocking every thing, as they vacuum the little money mainstream has to the rich for them to invest in china.

    February 28, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "One day to cuts: What's Congress doing?"

    There is but one name for this maneuver and that is "circle jerk."

    February 28, 2013 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  6. Donna

    Congress is doing what a majority of the American people want. Reduce government spending. Obama got his trillion dollars in tax hikes at the bieginning of the year (don't foget those 20 Obamacare taxes!) so now he needs to balance those massive tax increases with this minscule, drop in the bucket spending cut. It will be interesting to see him FINALLY have to do something besides give endless campaign speeches. I think the word is "governing".

    February 28, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  7. gg

    It's a good question, what congress is doing? since when they are doing something...nothing..both senate and house should be resolve for good.

    February 28, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. Dennis

    We are going to cut 85 billion from americans and then we the United States is going to give $60 million to Syrian,

    February 28, 2013 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  9. Ray E. (Georgia)

    So are some of you waiting for a "Heil Mary" at the last second? A fourth quarter Quarterback? Well it could still happen and I would not be surprised. Fiscal Responsibility is still needed as the National Debt is moving towards 17 Trillion. It is amazing that the democrats refuse to see the "Handwriting" on the wall. The latest Jobs Report isn't exactly Rosy.

    February 28, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  10. rob

    The House Republicans passed two Bills aimed at rearainging the spending cuts in the sequester. As is "Regular Order" they sent the bills to the Senate where they along with most everything else died at the hands of Harry Reid and the Dems. In the mean time ( 16 MONTHS) the President has been doing nothing but flying around attending rallies blaming the Republicans. In the past two weeks President Obama, his cabinete officials and the Dems in Congress with the help of the liberal media have been screaming about the sky falling on everything because of cuts that amount to 2% of spending this year but never seriously negotiating a solution.

    What a way to lead a country.

    February 28, 2013 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  11. Ind.

    The military cuts will cost thousands of jobs and as we all know democrats clearly want the military cuts.

    Thanks Democrats.

    February 28, 2013 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |