Impact of sequestration on states
Gov. Haley Barbour sounds off
- Duration 5:13
- Date Feb 24, 2013
Gov. Haley Barbour sounds off
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We'll sequester is gonna have different a -- on every state military bases national -- said.
The possibility that many smaller airports could be forced to shut down altogether at least for appeared -- time.
Well former Republican governor from Mississippi Haley Barbour knows about -- back he joins us now governor thanks for coming and thank you should.
Or how does this affect the states because we're talking about federal budget but of course a lot of federal money flows into each state.
That it goes and that this sequester will affect the defense budget and the non defense discretionary budget.
The wall and the -- 60% of the federal government its entire books.
So you're talking about support for education and -- -- started that sort of stuff but Alice let let's big -- realistic about this.
Say the -- is gonna hurt the economy well this is about three tenths of 1% of GDP.
That would come -- cutting federal spending about 2.4 percent.
This is not some draconian cut while I was governor I head coach billion -- here man -- 4%.
But we've managed and we managed it right project -- by notice a difference.
That's what skiers may it would have been like all the incentive for Obama after he and his people -- actually on the world's gonna come to any other than normal around The -- far.
Is they better make this is by -- they could make it instead -- main engine it for the -- to fit.
When you have a 21%.
Increase in the payroll force of the Indians at -- -- -- Why do you talk about cutting back aircraft care.
-- -- there's there's a real fear and my man.
That the administration's political agility is trying to make this look as bad as it -- Where everybody else has ever been -- with -- just try to make it do the least impact possible because it is not a big number.
So questions by -- system -- -- the right way to do it but look it was Obama's idea.
Which she says it wasn't what else -- example if the White House administration allegedly this idea bubbled through him but the president will always point back to congress and say they came up with that they got to -- all that the.
The fact of the matter is that eventually the truth the fact of the matter is was depressed society -- -- the White House's idea.
The other important fact is in the last year Republicans in the house.
Have twice passed legislation to do away with the sequestered and replace it with more -- -- cuts.
Democrats and give -- -- time today.
Why do you wait to -- a -- -- -- To all the star all of a sudden start telling people the world's that a company if the work that -- it.
Why did this and that they did like the house bills last year two different bills.
On a night passed a bill plot and the president encourage your body and his John McCain said if there's going to be this quick sequestration summit.
-- one -- months ago.
I -- the president had asked to lead that's what we paid for.
And right now.
This is any thing -- leadership.
But I don't think the effects are gonna be injured -- it unless it's contrived.
By the administration.
But say it to the bureaucrats.
You know the -- this is the -- flocked to -- you've.
Well let's talk about those furloughs because regardless of how the scenario plays out already notices are going out to people that.
Are real people with real mortgages and kids and and payments that they may be furloughed.
That Woody -- Well sure though it may be furloughed if this is managed here with.
When when we cut spending in my state and and point 4%.
Hardly anybody lost any time -- work hardly anybody which carbonated.
Because we managed it -- But this is their flexibility -- because in the administration will thank you sir this is what everybody agree to these across the board cuts for you don't get to discriminate.
And so maybe there's not the flexibility to manage it across.
-- within McCain hopes and many of these accounts 500.
Million my friend Ray LaHood as secretary of transportation is on TV today.
Will his operation and maintenance account is over 500 million dollars a year.
I mean it if they are tons of savings there we have fewer airplanes.
Flying commercially today that in 2001.
And they are talking about that they don't have enough.
They're gonna have to lay off control works well they've increased their budget monumental week in this administration.
So cutting back about 5%.
That was his for his -- Mikhail.
People do this business and every day doctors say I did it is governor and we didn't resort to layoffs.
We've made so -- own business decisions but my incentive his job was to do -- manager brought calls the least disruption.
I worry that the Obama administration's initiative is called the most destruction.
And then try to -- Republicans are we gotta gotta ask a quick yes or no question do you think -- happens -- they -- deal.
I try to -- equipped -- happens I don't think the president wants to -- he did.
-- have done a long time.
Governor elected to see it thanks for coming and type --