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Boehner: Senators shirking

House set to act, he said; Obama calls cuts unfair

Posted: February 27, 2013 at 12:23 a.m.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about automatic defense budget cuts during a visit to Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said the U.S. House won’t act to replace automatic federal spending cuts until the Senate “gets off their ass” and passes a plan. Boehner also accused President Barack Obama of using the military as a “prop” to campaign for a tax increase in the debate over across-the-board spending reductions that will take effect starting Friday.

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