President Obama stepped up his efforts to blame congressional Republicans for looming automatic spending cuts on Saturday, calling on the GOP once again to compromise to undo the sequester.
In his weekly address, the president continued to talk up the real-world effects of the sequester, with the $85 billion in cuts set to start going into effect on March 1.
Those cuts, Obama said, would simply throw more obstacles in the way of a recovering economy.
“They will eliminate good jobs,” Obama said. “They will leave many families who are already stretched to the limit scrambling to figure out what to do.”