WASHINGTON (WHTC) - The White House has ramped up the pressure on “Republican Congressmen” to compromise ahead of Friday’s scheduled “sequester.” The Obama Administration on Sunday released state-by-state breakdowns of what the 85 billion-dollar, across-the-board spending cut would mean to “jobs and middle-class families.”
In remarks to WHTC News, House Representative Bill Huizenga of Zeeland takes a different tack in asking what would happen if the sequester or other “responsible” spending cuts doesn’t take place on Friday. He believes that the American public wants more responsible, effective federal government. Fellow Republican Fred Upton of St. Joseph is thinking beyond the sequester in seeking a balanced budget in 10 years, but admits that it will come with some sacrifice. That sacrifice includes a proposed pay freeze for all federal employees through year’s end, which cleared the Lower Chamber 10 days ago, that would save about 11 billion dollars over the next decade.
The latest remarks from both Congressmen are available in the WHTC News portion of the webcast section on this website.