Two days to cuts: What's Congress doing?
February 27th, 2013
01:22 PM ET
10 years ago

Two days to cuts: What's Congress doing?

Washington (CNN) - We now have only two days left before $85 billion in widely disliked spending cuts start to take effect. So what's Congress doing Wednesday to deal with this self-inflicted crisis?

Congressional leaders saw President Barack Obama on the Hill.


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  1. Name lynn

    The people all over the world is waiting, an listening what going to be cut. Obama have the upper hand on whats will be cut an whats not be cut not the congress nor the white house leaders nor the republicans an not even boehner.

    February 27, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Congress should repeal the BCA2K11.

    February 27, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  3. Donna

    Congress is doing nothing which is what most of the American people want, spending cuts. If the Democrats want to do something they can dust off the two House biulls they refused to act on over the last 1.5 years and vote on them.

    But if the Obama adminstration decides to start endangering Americans lives with these cuts, then it will back fire horrendously on the Democrats. The entire world knows this was Obama's idea and he signed it into law. The Democrat Senate approved it. Only braindead koolaide drinking leftists believe this is the Republicans doing. There is sooo much video tape out there of Obama owning this it is ridiculous. He even stated publicly he would veto any attempt to change it!

    Swallow hard Obama and you far left Democrats. You will FINALLY need to do what the American people want, cut spending just a miniscule amount. You have to start somewhere.

    February 27, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. much thunder.little rain

    to much knee jerk..let it happen then see what might be for the best..

    February 27, 2013 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "Congress is doing nothing which is what most of the American people want, spending cuts"

    Sorry, but polls show that the majority of Americans, by a thorough and wide margin, support Obama's balanced proposals that include both spending cuts and revenue over the GOP/Teatrolls' proposals that are focused solely on killing "entitlements" like Medicare and SS. Why you believe the exact opposite of reality is perhaps something you shoudl speak to Nurse Ratchet about.

    February 27, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. Ray E. (Georgia)

    I believe the House is trying to do it's job but the Senate has reneiged for the last 4 years. Obama however is out beating the bushes looking for Weapens of Mass Destruction.He is too late. Franklin Deleno Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson beat him to it. Roosevelt lit the fire and Johnson threw gasoline on it. All that is left is the Ashes. Rome burned while the Liberal's Fiddled. And that's the name of that tune.

    February 27, 2013 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  7. Jules

    The House, with the GOP in charge, first shifted its job to the Senate to pass legislation that should originate in the House first and now they want to abdicate their responsibility for the cuts to the President to decide what should be cut. This is a group of gutless wonders who can't get anything done. Anyone who thinks the House is doing their job should read their Constitution and see what body is responsible for what.

    February 27, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  8. Marie MD

    I am sure that at least one of them, the weeper of the house, is thinking of a drink. I don't know what the rest think because they really don't care!

    February 27, 2013 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  9. rs


    First it IS a Republican bill. It was written by Republicans and overwhelmingly passed by them. Obama signed it as that was the negotiation to buy time to the next Debt. Ceiling date- March 27.
    Please take a Civics class. This Congress cannot take up bills from the last or any previous Congress. There ARE NO bills the Senate can vote on in this case

    February 27, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  10. DENNA

    Congress is doing what it always does – nothing. Boehner says he got 98% of what he wanted. I guess the 2% will be the payoff when the sequestration hits and America suffers. Thanks GOP. We will remember this in 2014 because, you see, Republicans will suffer from this too and some of them won't blame the President, they will blame you because you hold the purse strings.

    February 27, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  11. rs

    Ray E. (Georgia)
    Yeah, sure, and Bush's "cut taxes and spend" disasters have no effect on the budget today right? $5.5 trillion on wars that weren't paid for- While he cut taxes for the super rich. And the economy crashed in the meanwhile.
    History says the GOP is the big-spender, big deficits party- it certainly has been since Reagan, and it hasn't gotten better. Why do you think Americans voted for Obama over Romney?

    February 27, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  12. B.

    The effort in continuing their strategy to disable this President, the Republicans are appalling and will be held responsible in the midterms. Never in our history has their been a more irresponsible Republican Congress than now waste our time and money in Washington.

    February 27, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |