GOP Nervous About Deep Cuts

    Following a closed-door party caucus, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by fellow GOP leaders, meet with reporters, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, to challenge President Obama and the Senate to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to take effect in four days. Speaking at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Boehner complained that the House, with Republicans in the majority, has twice passed bills that would replace the across-the-board cuts known as the "sequester" with more targeted reductions, while the Senate, controlled by the Democrats, has not acted. From left are, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Boehner, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House republicans on Feb. 26. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

    We’ve all heard about the horrible things in store for the country after Congress and the White House failed to reach a deal to stop the sequester: dramatic spending cuts that will lead to job losses and derail America’s economic recovery. Now House Republicans are getting worried that their party, which has even more spending cuts in the works, will get blamed for the pain. “I know a number of people who have real concerns about where this is going,” said Rep. Peter King. To bring its extremist members on board a deal to raise the debt ceiling, the GOP had to promise another round of spending cuts without any increased revenue, which Rep. Paul Ryan will present next week. Democrats said they were salivating over the framework and plan to bring out the “bad politics” of the move.

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