With all eyes in Washington focused on the upcoming budget battle in Congress over the automatic Sequestration spending cuts, Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Assistant Democratic Leader in the Senate decried the policy as being designed "as a budget threat, not as a budget strategy."
Durbin cited the "dramatic negative impact" it would have as reason for both parties to work together towards an agreement that is "evenly split between revenue and cuts."
On the Republican side, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) chided the president and congressional democrats for continuing to push for more revenue in negotiations. "Every time you turn around, the answer is to raise taxes," he said.
He hopes the president will work with the GOP for "much smarter cuts" than those that will take place because of the sequester.
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