Odds against him, President Obama still betting on big sequestration deal

White House officials believe GOP will give way to additional taxes

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    March 2, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    Scoundrel, FT

    If you got you information somewhere other than MNSBC or the DNC, you'd know that Boehner and the repubs already have compromised and allowed increased revenue.

    To continue to repeat the dem lie that they have not destroys your credibility.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 1, 2013 5:49 p.m.

    * It's George Bush--he gave me this mess
    * It's worse then I thought
    * it's the rich, and wealthy
    * it's the republicans
    * it's not my fault, and you didn't build that
    * stinkin Congress

    Amazing how a leader takes no responsibility, and passes the blame.

    What's more amazing? There are people who continually fall for it.

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    March 1, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    Today at his press conference Obama said the following. "We have cut federal spending by two and one half trillion dollars." Someone want to tell me how and where. No one in the press corps even thought to ask. Then Obama says the Republicans won't raise taxes to help with this "fiscal crisis". Then what was that just 7 weeks ago when the Republicans did just that to the tune of some 600 Billion dollars. Once again Obama never gets asked these kinds of questions, and I will admit that even if he does get asked any tough question he fillabusters for about 10 minutes and says nothing.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    March 1, 2013 4:38 p.m.

    Big Government costs big money, and there is certainly a lot of waste in it...just look at the big bucks lobbyists earn to bend a Legislator's ear...Federal oversight is too far away, must return responsibility back to the states, the closer we get to ground level of the problems, the more efficiently we will find the solution. Liberal views produce...what...oh yeah Dennis Rodman in North Korea, now there's something the liberal press will overkill with coverage.

  • farmingtonman Farmington, UT
    March 1, 2013 4:27 p.m.

    This is a Crisis to those of us that are taking a 20% pay cut. the area around Hill AFB will see a significant impact as Government Civilians stop spending money!
    The Blame Game and infighting need to stop and they need to all work on fixing this!!!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    March 1, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    If the GOP won't ever consider raising revenue we'll never be able to cut enough funding to balance the budget. Unless the Pentagon, Social Securtity and Welfare Recipients all agree to 40% reductions. Won't happen. Game over. Learn your Mandarin.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    March 1, 2013 9:01 a.m.

    This so called sequester issue will decrease the growth of government spending by only about 2 cents on the dollar! Hardly the crisis Obama and the Democrats have portrayed it to be. Don't believe it? Ask Bob Woodward!