Eliot Engel on This Week with George Stephanopoulos - The Sequester Is ‘Stupid’

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Rep. Eliot Engel: The Sequester Is ‘Stupid’

Speaking this morning on “This Week,” Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, called the automatic spending cuts — also known as the “sequester” — that are scheduled to go into effect on March 1 a “stupid thing.”

“I think the sequester was a stupid thing. I voted against it when it first time came up. Congress keeps kicking the can down the road. It’s really a ridiculous thing to do. The fact is that we need to do things that are smart, not take a meat cleaver and just hack cuts,” Engel said. “I think Congress should sit down and avoid the sequester. And if the sequester kicks in, for a week or two, we should then fix it so it doesn’t become a permanent thing.”

Engel, ranking member on the Foreign Affairs Committee, was joined on the “This Week” roundtable by House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., who warned that sequestration would affect national security.

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OldTimerNR on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 05:18

for continuing to vote in Eliot Engel to office. He has by far been one of the weakest candidates the bronx has ever seen. The bronx is the poorest county in the united states. More than half of Bronx county lives below the poverty line. Eliot Engel has allowed those close to him to get rich. He is what used to be america, and now it's time to vote this guy out. He's a phony and a fraud, even the president knows, henceforth the snub at the state of the union address.
Eliot Engel is the main reason why TERM LIMITS must be enacted in all parts of government. He has allowed his constituents to be taken advantage of for decades. Enough is enough.

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