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Senate Democrats are talking about a new proposal to put off harsh defense -- for another three months but new fox polls indicate those senators and the president.
Maybe out of step with the public when it comes to spending and taxes here is chief White House correspondent -- -- How feisty President Obama was back in campaign mode and it'll mean.
People who may have disabled kids.
Suddenly having -- help slamming Republicans and declaring he's ready to hit the road to sell the public unless spending cuts and more tax hikes that's an argument that they want to have.
The court of public opinion that is an argument I'm.
More than willing to engage and get a new fox poll shows the public sharply disagrees with his claim the federal government does not have a spending problem.
83% say the government does have a spending problem only 14%.
The American people will not accept another tax increase to put all his spending cut.
That the two parties have already agreed to.
Nations security may also be hanging in the balance with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta or warning about the deep automatic cuts coming on March 1.
-- badly damaged -- national defense to compromise our ability to respond to crises in a dangerous world.
Those cuts could mean a one month furlough for up to 800000.
Civilian defense employees.
-- the president mocked Republican leaders over news reports they're desperately seeking alternatives that could include other cuts to popular program.
They recognize that the -- is a bad idea.
But what -- suggested is that the only way to replace about this for us to cut Social Security cut Medicare.
And not close -- little loophole senate Democrats are also working on an alternate plan to delay the sequester for three months.
But coming up with fewer spending cuts.
And more tax hikes by closing corporate loopholes.
If we -- forward -- ballast replacement that includes revenue making sure that those wealthy Americans who have done very well and it's not had to sacrifice.
Are part of a replacement package that we can move this through.
Congress the sequester battle carries high stakes for the president since the fox poll found.
Say on the economy the worst is yet to come.
While 40% say the worst is over.
A Rutgers University survey found 25%.
Of respondents believe it will takes six to ten years for the economy to recover what -- 9% said.
It was simply never fully recover.
Today the Congressional Budget Office said they expected economic expansion down the road but they said the economy will stay below its potential -- -- 2017.
Meaning after the president leaves office Chris.
Ed Henry reporting from the White House -- thank you.