Sequester debate heats up as deadline nears

02/6/2013 | Washington Times, The · Bloomberg Businessweek · USA Today

While some lawmakers are talking as if sequestration cuts are inevitable, across Capitol Hill and in the White House, debate over a budget solution -- and fear over the effects of a sequester -- is reaching a crescendo. "I visited with our top leaders and they have told me we have gone past cutting the fat, we've gone past cutting the meat, we're into the bone," said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif. The White House and Democrats insist that tax hikes must be part of a sequester fix, while the GOP is calling for cuts to spending only.

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