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And yet another dire warning on the sequester as Agriculture Secretary warns of possible layoffs of meat inspectors this is the clock ticking down to.
The automatic spending cuts on March 1.
We have rich -- joining us now from inside the beltway and rest.
Why did the Obama administration is focusing on this one aspect of sequester.
Which is such a massive undertaking why -- they hunting down this particular point.
-- -- Republicans in congress to agree to cut deductions on wealthier taxpayers to avoid these across the board spending cuts the administration.
Is warning of cuts to health care education research and food safety inspections some in the food industry say Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Chose to cut inspectors to make a political point in his statement the National Cattlemen's Beef Association rights.
Secretary Vilsack is using America's cattlemen and women as pawns in the agency's political wrangling with congress.
While we are certainly US -- contains other nonessential employees.
The secretary has chosen to announce the consequences of sequestration in terms of a furlough.
Of food safety inspectors essentially threatening to close down all production processing.
And interstate distribution.
Of -- The administration degree it disagrees saying the law enacting these cuts requires a -- reduction in spending.
Of each government account the -- secretary says that disproportionately.
Affects the inspectors.
Either provided by law flexibility to say hey did you know we're gonna give you the right.
Move move move money around that you currently don't have by the way in which the sequester was crafted.
-- And the need for sequester by.
Dealing with the over on the underlying problem of deficit.
Has -- Solving these automatic spending cuts congress is out all week lawmakers return next week with a little indication they're nearing a compromise.
To avert these spending cuts to begin on March 1.
Do you think -- that this is gonna be a broader push by the administration.
Had take -- parts of the sequester.
Broadcasted out how the president talk about it from the podium is set trap.
So that they're pushing the Republicans.
To finally increase taxes which Republicans obviously don't wanna do you got John -- thrown his hands up but there's one thing I can't work with us and.
Absolutely and when you're going to get the administration what you have gotten -- to pick out ways that this could affect.
Lives of Americans this is what this sequestration or automatic spending cuts.
Mean to you now it comes march 1 let's say April 1 to get into the summer and the effects aren't as dire as some are predicting they'll be.
Then you get this sense that -- government.
Spending cuts are actually not all that bad so this is a time right now where you want to warn.
As the most dire circumstances are coming in the future to get your way in congress to get congress to act the way you want.
Don't spend so much how we all right our our household budgets anyway rich -- thank you very much except on the DC thanks --