GOP balks at Obama's stop-gap sequester proposal

02/5/2013 | Defense News

President Barack Obama wants to push back the deadline for across-the-board sequestration cuts, but GOP lawmakers say they'll rally against the idea. "If Congress cannot act immediately on a bigger package ... by the time the sequester is [scheduled to] take effect, I believe they should pass a smaller package of cuts and tax reforms to delay by a few more months the sequester," Obama said. Lawmakers critical about the idea said addressing spending now is better than putting off sequestration.

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