Obama vs. Boehner on avoiding sequestration
What approaches are leaders taking?
- Duration 3:26
- Date Feb 26, 2013
What approaches are leaders taking?
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Good evening I'm red glare perhaps the clearest way to tell we are closing in on yet another self imposed Washington fiscal deadline.
The number of speeches and interviews given by both sides and the specific words chosen.
House speaker John Boehner had a simple message tonight for his friends in the senate paraphrasing here.
Get off your Kuester and do something about the automatic cuts in spending growth set to kicking and Friday.
It was the most blunt display yet of Republican frustration over the sequestered.
President Obama chose to drive home the point in a different way miles from Washington DCJ White House correspondent Ed Henry has our top story tonight.
One day after his Homeland Security secretary claimed the sequester could make us more vulnerable to a terror attack they're not Smart.
They're not -- -- Obama took the fear factor out on the road to Newport News, Virginia where nuclear attack submarines are built.
Toward this region is about to take a major hit this cluster could cost tens of thousands of jobs.
Right here -- But it doesn't stop there this -- goes into effect.
More than 2000 college students.
Would lose their financial life the president also took aim at speaker John Boehner by name charging he's now taking tax revenue off the table because he wants to protect the rich.
All we're asking is that may close.
Loopholes for the well off and welcome back to her for hedge fund manager.
-- oil companies or or corporate jet owners.
Who were all doing very well and don't mean these tax loopholes so we can avoid laying off workers.
-- -- it gives -- start.
Boehner used colorful language to fire back -- Democrats declaring the president should get off the campaign trail.
And get Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to pass one of two house bills that would block the forced to cut.
It's it's over sixteen months the president's been traveled all the country.
Holding rallies instead of sitting down with senate leaders in order to try to forge an agreement over there in order to move -- bill.
We have moved the bill and the house twice we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and -- to do something.
The president put some pressure on Boehner by bringing the local Republican congressman Scott Rachel aboard Air Force One.
Where the congressman told reporters that in addition to spending cuts he favors raising revenues through tax reform -- and then got a presidential shout out.
-- -- -- Republican congressman who's with us here today and that's not always healthy for Republican.
Million -- But the reason his daughter this because he -- it's important to you.
And he's asked his colleagues.
In the house to consider.
Closing tax loopholes instead of letting these automatic cuts go through.
Though -- quickly got some air cover from senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
Who blasted the president's approach he refused to offer any kind of reasonable alternative and even threatened to veto other proposals -- aimed at averting.
-- -- And now here we are.
And -- the president present in the country with two options.
-- -- -- Now another Republican put in -- on the table is senator Lindsey Graham he'd just met moments ago with the president both he and Senator John McCain said the meeting went well but no deal Brett.
-- had a lot on the north lawn had facts.