LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman is criticizing Congress and President Barack
Obama for across-the-board spending cuts rather than targeted
Heineman released a statement Tuesday saying the
federal government should balance its budget by reducing spending, not
raising taxes. Heineman says Congress and Obama should have agreed to
prioritized cuts, but the Republican governor put most of the blame on
the Democratic president.
The governor says Obama should "lead on this issue, instead of playing politics with the daily lives of Americans."
issue are $85 billion in indiscriminate federal spending cuts that will
begin Friday unless blocked by Congress and the president.