Jacksonville, FL - It’s a “meat ax” that he says was never supposed to take hold, but now Congressman Ander Crenshaw tells WOKV the sequester may happen.
He thinks Congress will miss the March 1st deadline, at which point the automatic cuts will be triggered. But the worst of the effects should still be avoided.
“When people understand that, all the members [of Congress] are gunna get together and say ‘we’ve got to, we’ve got to solve this’,” he says.
Most of the early cuts are designed to be relatively easy to reverse, but with jobs on the line, Crenshaw says Congress needs to act fast.
“We can’t balance the budget on the backs of the military,” he says.
He says the cuts were never supposed to take hold, but rather encourage Congress to find smarter ways to save, and there are more precise cuts that would be better than the across the board cuts.