Obama, lawmakers may discuss cuts Friday
February 27th, 2013
09:56 AM ET

Obama, lawmakers may discuss cuts Friday

Congressional leaders have been invited to the White House on Friday, the day forced federal spending cuts are scheduled to start taking effect, according to a senior Republican aide.

The aide told CNN that Republicans do not anticipate the meeting to be anything more than optics - an effort, the aide said, by President Barack Obama to show he is at least talking to Congress on the day the cuts are supposed to kick in.

But the aide added it wasn't clear what was on the president's agenda.

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  1. Hamsta

    Let the cuts happen, this govwrnment is bloated and has a spending problem. Some other inefficient agencies that need cuts and paycuts: congress, house of representarives, department of homeland security, EPA, and so forth.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • bNavy

      Easy for you to say since it likely doesn't mean a 20% loss income over the next six months for you like it does for about 1 million govt workers. BTW, the MAJORITY of these workers are just like you... live down the street, have kids in the local school and make an average income. Political inaction, grand standing and brinkmanship will result in their share of the deficit redcution plan being 20% of their pay. What is your fair share? They are no more responsible for this faliure than you.

      February 28, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |