Blame swapped as budget cuts loom this week

Hope dims while White House, GOP both insist,‘Not my fault’

Posted: February 25, 2013 at 4:51 a.m.

“We just need Republicans in Washington to come around,” President Barack Obama (shown here earlier in the month) added. “Because we need their help to finish the job of reducing our deficit in a smart way that doesn’t hurt our economy or our people.”

The White House and Republicans kept up the unrelenting mudslinging Sunday over who’s to blame for roundly condemned budget cuts set to take effect at week’s end, with the administration detailing the potential fallout in each state and governors worrying about the mess.


Former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour (shown in this file photo), aware the political outcome may be pr... (Credit: AP file photo)

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