No agreement in White House meeting on spending cuts
March 1st, 2013
01:09 PM ET
2 years ago

No agreement in White House meeting on spending cuts

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama blamed Congress for failing to prevent forced spending cuts that take effect Friday, saying the reductions will harm economic recovery.

The president had met with with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday morning, but no agreement emerged to avert forced spending cuts that both sides oppose.

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  1. rs

    Yeah, besides, Boehner already sent Congress home YESTERDAY. The do-nothing 112th Congress is now the do-nothing 113th Congress.
    The Republicans are not serious about dealing with anything so long as they can keep the rich happy and go home early.

    March 1, 2013 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    "President Barack Obama blamed Congress for failing to prevent forced spending cuts that take effect Friday"
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    Obama blaming others? Well, knock me over with a feather.

    March 1, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Seeing how the Republicans have been assuring us that the Sequestration Cuts would go into effect since mid-November, why would anyone be surprised that no grand bargain has been reached. That would require that the Republicans compromise which they have avowed not to do with Pres. Obama. Those are Boehner's words, "no compromise".

    March 1, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  4. Come-to-work-now

    I am so tired of hearing about economic disparity. My dad immigrated to this country with virtually the clothes on his back and his family. Our first "residence" was a one car garage and he worked hard, learned the language, spent frugally and has acquired wealth well in excess of three million dollars. He earned that money, what right do you have to take more and more to provide charity.

    I'm a shop foreman for a middle sized company machining precision components. Try as I might I can't get minorities to come to work for $14.20 per hour, good medical, and educational benefits in our entry level machinist program. They would rather draw "charity" from the government. Meanwhile we are attacked for not "actively" recruiting minorities.

    Add to this the 22 years I served my country in the Army only to see my benefits erode faster then the government giveaways. I could even live with that if they would CUT spending!

    Bottom line; this president is a showman NOT a leader!

    March 1, 2013 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  5. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    I sure hope people remember the Republicans caused this mess on election day!

    March 1, 2013 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  6. Donna

    >>>President Barack Obama blamed Congress for failing to prevent forced
    >>>spending cuts that take effect Friday, saying the reductions will harm economic recovery.

    Why does Obama continue to blatantly LIE to the American people?! It is the DEMCRAT contrlled Senate that FAILED to act on TWO bills that House Republicans passed and sent to them. It is OBAMA WHO FAILED to apply pressure on his lackey Harry Reid to get them to take action. It is OBAMA who has failed to lead or act for 1.5 YEARS that this was in motion and heading toward us. Republicans threw this fool and the Democrats TWO life preservers and they essentially got the bird in return.

    Now if all of that wasn't bas enough, the topping irony is THIS WAS OBAMA'S IDEA AND HE SIGNED IT INTO LAW!!! Now he stands up in front of the world lying through his teeth and everybody knows it. Even his LSM lackeys and sycophants have a hard time spinning this to cover his incompetence.

    March 1, 2013 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  7. REGinAZ

    There can be no doubt as to the priorities of the parties, nor about who those priorities benefit and thereby who is being irresponsible while serving only "the money", their strong supporters and masters, and their own politics, without any concern or conscience for the people.  The polls have clearly indicated that the people, the majority actually find no fault with some revenue increases along with responsible cuts in spending, in other words they support the presidents plan, yet the Republicans stubbornly and belligerently hold out to protect the priorities favoring only "the money".  The Democrats leave plenty of room for improvement but what we have consistently seen over the last near thirteen years, is that the Republicans are owned and controlled by "the money" and together, with the power, influence and mega-bucks provided, they think they can arrogantly focus on their self-serving politics and just con the people and manipulate public opinion.  It is totally disgusting and very costly for the majority.

    March 1, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  8. James Bond

    Very dissapointed in the prez, using scare tactics like a repub, please stop, they disgust me to the core, let them hang themselves, dont get crap splattered on yourselves, let them talk to us like were stupid, makes it easy come 14

    March 1, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  9. Ind.

    An agreement would require compromise for which this administration knows nothing about.

    March 1, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |