Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton was in Washington to urge Congress to take a balanced, bipartisan approach to budget cuts that could take effect under the so-called "budget sequester."
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“Our demand, not a request, is that Congress get back to work and reach a reasonable solution."
Good luck with that demand, since the House is closing up shop until after the election. They passed one bill, to keep defense spending the same, but didn't bother to come up with anything else regarding the sequester.
This is the worst congress in history. An unprecedented number of filibusters, 33 votes to repeal ObamaCare in the house knowing each was a waste of time, and a huge number of bills addressing abortion. Nothing to do with jobs, however.
We should remember this come Nov. Like it or not, spending/budget bills must come from congress. The president, no matter how many promises are made, can do little without congress passing a bill through both houses.
We don't have a taxing problem, we have a spending problem. Cut til it hurts then cut some more.
And follow Europe's austerity lead right into double dip recession. Asterity is not the answer.
Perhaps if congressional members took a 2% pay cut for each month they drag their feet, they might get over their reluctance to negotiate with each other.
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