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And my next guest says President Obama is not exaggerating when he warns of -- impact -- dramatic cuts will have on particular stakes pleased to be joined by democratic governor Jack mark -- from Delaware.
He chairs the National Governors Association and we're pleased to have.
The governor joining us via telephone good afternoon sir how do you feel about the president now going to governors to trying to get his case.
Passed along to congress.
Well I think -- just being very straightforward.
And I think it's important that.
People throughout the country understand what the impact.
But because -- and but he you know he'd laid that out those state by state.
The other pieces of the effect on the economy overall -- -- your report just mentioned some of the specific direct cuts cuts in different programs.
But for many of us feel -- we feel like the economy started to come back and that could really put a stop to that and that's this particular concern.
So here's the devil's advocate question the point of contention among Republicans is at the -- -- it.
Is making a series of public appearance is in making these doomsday predictions.
Less teachers reduce medical care defense workers in their states and yes that's all very well true.
But why not have the decision upon where the cuts will happen.
Made by the agency chiefs and that's the real issue right now that this -- become more politics -- continues to be more politics and real business.
Well that there's -- -- that the that supported the -- the only one without the but -- Out and there's not really there's there's not an offer have Fuhrman -- this sequestered.
Simply shouldn't happen if it doesn't have to have.
The impact on people's lives that's real and the impact in the economy but people back sort of also.
As you know governor.
Well are not -- you know obviously an update one of the players in Washington parts -- element it's sort of difficult to speak.
First optimism but -- an awfully people really begin to get what impact it would be under constituents back -- what impact be on the economy and that it.
Impact of people back work.
We're gonna get a revision on up fourth quarter GDP tomorrow as you know the first take was set for the nation of course negative point 1%.
Two consecutive quarters we have three takes first quarter equate a recession where do you think the economy is -- you reference this early in our conversation.
Well I think economy would be going -- a better direction -- the sequestered -- perhaps that's just the one thing I think we don't know.
-- -- I think is particularly at a time like this where.
You know the economy is not what -- -- wanna see that it phrase.
But in the place policy.
Which are likely to make things worse that that make it there.
Governor mark -- what impact it is sequestration does happen will it have upon your state Delaware obviously smaller -- but important nonetheless.
Well absolutely and and then for the people in our state or impacted whether it's it's -- start whether people and but he's treatment whatever it is an impact on them -- is significant.
But there's a broader back and and and that's good issue there's the people they'll maybe a letter that if -- I want programmer the other sort of expecting.
At the challenges that affect everybody -- I -- economic recovery -- -- worked so hard.
It's -- so frustrating trying to get people back to work in this is going to mean.
Hundreds of thousands of job cuts cross country.
Well that's that is well the most frustrating part of all of systematic you know across the country so many were there were extort two what to improve the economic climate that this -- -- -- Invest what are but with the federal and certain it's important that something does that don't -- -- Governor mark health Delaware thanks for joining us appreciate Arctic air thank -- All right we should point out --
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