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Thank you Republicans are slamming the president today over letting the sequestration battle come down to the proverbial eleventh hour.
And both sides are condemning the other.
For a failure to compromise.
Here's chief White House correspondent and hand.
While President Obama met briefly with congressional leaders right before a ceremony honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks Republicans -- they have.
Hammered him for waiting until Friday.
Deadline day on the sequester to schedule their first meeting at the White House this year.
The president may not like the fact.
He made it he may wish things were different.
But he wasn't elected to work with the congress he wants.
He was elected to work with the congress.
He hat what.
House officials note the president put it deficit plan on the table speaker John Boehner in December.
And there waiting for Republicans to acknowledged there has to be new tax revenue in addition to spending cuts hopefully soon.
Republicans will understand the need to compromise here.
And they compromise.
Has balance at its essence Republicans are skeptical of the president's definition of compromise especially after his event yesterday.
I'm not interest.
Spin and I'm not interested and playing -- blame game in fact the president.
Can't blame Republicans who suggested compromise involves them caving on taxes there are too many.
Republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise even an -- when it comes to closing tax loopholes and special interest tax -- Republicans counter the president is misleading the public about the cuts because they believe he has the legal power to mitigate the damage by shifting funds around.
Education secretary Arnie Duncan sharply denied that claim -- became just the latest cabinet chief dissent a dire warning.
Pulling at the heart strings by saying he'll have to choose between cutting money for poor children or special needs children to act like -- you know.
Magical thing that I can do -- a -- ten -- -- and you can't couldn't get her.
He's gonna get her get some of Duncan's claims appear to be hyped after declaring on Sunday show that teachers -- already getting pink slips because of sequester.
Today the secretary seemed to back -- when it's -- -- related I don't know.
But these teachers who didn't exist Republicans -- that major cuts are needed when the government is so deep in debt.
It's borrowing 37829.
Dollars per second but -- effect.
That the fact that we're spending three dollars for for every two weeks taken.
The fact that we're spending money we don't have.
That's -- secretary Duncan is referring to one county in West Virginia that the Washington Post reports is going through cuts but because of a separate issue there's nothing to do with sequester.
Press and and and thank you.
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