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March 1st, 2013
12:44 AM ET

Lawmakers leave town before spending cuts deadline

CNN's Dana Bash talks to legislators leaving Washington for a long weekend a day before the $85 billion in spending cuts takes effect.

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Filed under: Congress • Economy • Keeping Them Honest • President Barack Obama
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  1. Ken Campbell

    I am sick of these clowns in Washington. They do absolutely nothing of any consequence for the nation. Line there pockets with largesse from Political Action Committees screw the general public then run off on the weekend. We continute to vote them into office. Are we collectively INSANE? Let's just see who will be held accountable in the upcoming elections. I know I can spell all my representative's name's. I will not make the mistake of selecting that spelling come my time to represent. What a bunch of useless people.

    March 4, 2013 at 4:29 pm |
  2. Sandra Brown Ryan

    If they are NOT going to govern....they need to get out of the way so we can find somebody who will!

    March 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
  3. Bree

    Obama wanted the position, knew what was involved, knew was he was into as this is his second term. It was his responsibility to get everyone together and make things happen. He failed and now fingers are getting pointed and the blame game begins. Its not his fault but Obama is the President of the USA.

    So I ask if the person in charge of the executive branch can not lead the leaders in the legislative branch and not be held accountable for their failings then what is the point in having a single top person in the first place?

    March 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm |
  4. agnes uhls

    why is congressional pay not included in sequester please address the elephant

    March 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm |