CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 01, 2013
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(White House: Major Garrett) The failure of Obama and Congress to agree on a budget deal featured; details given about the Defense Department cancellation of ship maintenance projects in Norfolk, Virginia and cuts to Army bases, including Fort Lee and Fort Belvoir; Justice Department memo about employee furloughs quoted. [OBAMA – says it’s just dumb.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) A look at what will and will not be cut under the sequester presented; details given about the exemptions for food stamp funding, children’s health subsidies, Medicaid and military pay and benefits; cuts to defense and domestic spending cited. [Representative Raul GRIJALVA- supports defense cuts.] [Senator Roy BLUNT- says if you listen to the administration you assume it is the last day it’s safe to go outside.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The impasse over taxes with Republicans opposing Obama’s plan to raise revenues noted. [In interview last month, OBAMA – comments on reducing the deficit by combining spending cuts, health care reform and closing loopholes and deductions.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – says there is no revenue that’s necessary; says the problem is spending.]
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