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Three days before 85 billion dollars in budget cuts are supposedly -- -- take a fact.
President Obama hitting the road in Virginia visiting the State's largest industrial employer there going to the White House is the sequester goes into effect.
Virginia shipbuilding industry will be one of those that will take a major -- House Republicans are slamming this trap they're saying is basically -- campaign style rally here is house speaker John Boehner.
Listen the president says we have to have another tax increase in order to avoid the -- Well Mr.
President you got your tax increase it's time to cut spending here in Washington.
Instead of are using.
Our military men and women.
As campaign props.
Of the present -- serious it's about what Harry Reid.
And begin to address.
Our problems we'll -- to Washington right now folks senior white house of foreign affairs correspondent Wendell Goler joins us live and Newport News, Virginia where the president is so what are Republicans it is accusing the president of exactly -- went -- -- they're accusing him of trying to scare lawmakers into going along with his plans for.
What he calls a balanced approach to reducing the deficit here in Newport News as you point out.
The place that essentially built the modern navy the cuts would hit hard plans -- renovate the carrier Abraham Lincoln now on hold.
Plans to send the second carrier to the Persian gulf also want to hold.
Virginia also home to the Pentagon all told 90000.
Civilian Defense Department workers would be furloughed at the -- goes into -- -- President -- governors yesterday Democrats and Republicans don't have to let it happen.
They're more areas where we can do.
A lot more cooperating.
Ban I think.
We've seen over the last several years.
To do that though this town has stood get past its obsession.
Where is focusing on the next election and -- the next generation.
House speaker John Boehner says the house has passed two bills that would deal with the deficit and not raise taxes.
Bob and so all of this at pleasant Virginia Republicans saying kind of a tricky place on this whole thing doesn't.
-- when a rock and a hard place you might say -- Virginia has been trending away from the red state it used to be remember.
It went for President Obama twice and that makes it difficult for Republican members of congress to explain to their constituents.
Why their inability to compromise.
Could cost them essentially their jobs now rob Wittman says it's it's about being sensible as well as being responsible.
We -- know we have to reduce the budget this is not a thoughtful way to go about it.
This season the way it.
Republican National Committee pardon me is taking it a different approach almost embracing the sequester -- -- A release put out today pointing out it would trim just.
Two and a half cents off of each dollar the federal government plans to spend this year.
Back to you and I thank you very much went out so.
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