Yoho critical of Obama in speech on House floor
Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:40 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:40 p.m.
Republican congressman Ted Yoho of Gainesville took to the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday afternoon to offer his take on sequestration.
Yoho, who unseated longtime North Florida congressman Cliff Stearns last fall, said sequestration "is not the answer" for cutting federal spending.
"With a federal government of this size and magnitude, Washington bureaucracy can afford to bear the brunt of these cuts, not our military, not communities like Lake City or Mayo or Newberry or Middleburg, Fla.," he said.
In his remarks to the House, Yoho blamed the sequestration on the Obama administration and the Democratic majority in the Senate. The White House, on the other hand, has placed the blame on congressional Republicans, saying they do not support a "balanced" plan for reduced spending and increased tax revenues.
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